Dutch geo-intelligence company Fugro said on Monday that alongside Boskalis (AMS:BOKA) it will conduct survey and identification of unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the Borssele offshore wind zone in the North Sea.
The multimillion-Euro contract was awarded by Dutch transmission systems operator TenneT TSO BV. It calls for undertaking specialised survey and identification work in relation to cable routes for the planned grid connection between two offshore platforms and a high-voltage substation onshore.
The work will start this summer and last approximately two years.
Fugro has so far carried out geophysical surveys, geotechnical site investigations, as well as integrated geological modelling and measuring meteorological and oceanographic conditions at the Borssele offshore wind farm site since early 2015.
A total of five 700-MW wind farms are planned for the Borssele zone. They are all expected to be operational by 2023.