Wins Thor UXO Box Survey Contract

Denmark’s transmission system operator Energinet has awarded BVBA with a contract to carry out unexploded ordnance (UXO) box survey for the Thor offshore wind project.

Energinet is performing the initial geophysical and geotechnical investigations prior to the procurement of the Thor wind farm.

The UXO box survey will be carried out to minimize the UXO risk for the geotechnical investigations, planned to commence in April 2020.

The survey will be performed in approximately 100 rectangular zones and will include magnetometer, side scan sonar (SSS), and multi-beam echo-sounding (MBES) surveys.

The deliverables requested under this contract include a fast track data package, an operational survey report, an interpretative survey report, and digital deliverables. The contract’s duration is three months and the value of the contract is EUR 670,000. 

Thor will be located in Nissum Fjord at a distance of at least 20 kilometres from the shore of Jutland. The wind farm will have a capacity of between 800MW and 1,000MW and will feature wind turbines with an individual capacity of between 13MW and 15MW.

The commissioning of the wind farm is expected between 2024 and 2027.

Last year, the Danish parliament unanimously voted for a new energy agreement which includes building three new offshore wind projects by 2030 with a total capacity of at least 2.4GW. Thor is the first of those projects.

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