Fugro awarded geotechnical work for 3 GW of UK offshore wind sites of BP, EnBW
Fugro Synergy geotechnical vessel. Image by Fugro.
BP plc (LON:BP) and German electric utility EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG (ETR:EBK) have tasked Fugro NV (AMS:FUR) with geotechnical site investigations for their Morgan and Mona offshore wind projects, totalling 3 GW, in the Irish Sea, the Dutch geo-data specialist said on Tuesday.
BP and EnBW were awarded the sites in an offshore wind leasing round in early 2021. For the oil and gas group, this is its first offshore wind development in the UK.
Under the contract, Fugro will conduct fieldwork between May and September about 30 km (18.6 miles) off the coast of North Wales and North West England, using its vessels Fugro Synergy and the Normand Mermaid. The fieldwork will be followed by a laboratory testing programme, with samples to be analysed by in-house laboratory engineers.
The geodata will support the planning, design and installation of the wind farms. Fugro’s Dennis Koenen said the company’s in-house foundation experts and assets allow it to provide insights as early as possible in the design process.