Fugro awarded site investigation work on Danish energy island

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November 8 (Renewables Now) - Dutch geo-data specialist Fugro NV (AMS:FUR) said today it has been awarded two geotechnical site investigation contracts for the proposed artificial energy island in the Danish North Sea that will serve as a hub for offshore wind farms.

Under the contracts, secured from Danish state-owned transmission system operator Energinet, Fugro will conduct preliminary geotechnical site investigation for the energy island and the adjacent offshore wind farm zone.

The company will deploy up to four dedicated geotechnical vessels to carry out fieldwork from February to May 2022. This work will be followed by a laboratory testing programme by various laboratories, including Fugro’s newly accredited laboratory in Belgium. The geo-data obtained will feed the preparation of an integrated geological and geotechnical soil model.

Fugro noted that the contract comes after earlier in 2021 it was hired to perform geophysical and unexploded ordnance (UXO) magnetometry survey for the energy island. The company also began a floating wind lidar measurement campaign in October.

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