FUGRO begins final geotechnical investigations in Borssele offshore wind area

Alternative Sources of Energy, Energy, Environment, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology — By on September 18, 2015 at 3:52 PM
Fugro vessel undertaking geotechnical site investigation

Fugro vessel undertaking geotechnical site investigation

Fugro has been awarded the geotechnical investigation contract for Sites III and IV at the Borssele wind area, off the Zeeland coast. The work is being undertaken on behalf of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and constitutes the final investigation at the Borssele wind farm sites before the final tender bidding rounds begin.

This contract follows the previous geotechnical, geophysical and metocean investigations at the Borssele development. Fugro will execute boreholes with various in situ testing programmes and seabed cone penetration testing. Its experienced geoconsultancy engineers and geologists will provide an integrated geological ground model, which will provide objective and high quality data for the developers preparing to submit tenders. The programme will entail a large advanced testing programme at Fugro’s specialised laboratory in Wallingford.

Fugro vessel undertaking geotechnical site investigation

Fugro vessel undertaking geotechnical site investigation

“This new award underlines Fugro’s commitment and specialised support for the offshore wind industry, ” said Frank Koopman, director at Fugro Engineers BV. “It builds on the experience gained with soil and wind climate research in previous lots in the Borssele area and will deliver high quality, objective information.”

Fugro creates value by acquiring and interpreting earth and engineering data and providing associated consulting services to support clients with their design and construction of infrastructure and buildings. Fugro also supports clients with the installation, repair and maintenance of their subsea infrastructure.

Fugro works around the globe, predominantly in energy and infrastructure markets offshore and onshore employing approximately 13, 000 employees in over seventy countries. In 2014 Fugro’s revenue amounted to EUR 2.6 billion; Fugro is listed on Euronext Amsterdam

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