Fugro to investigate geotechnical conditions in wind farm zone off Dutch coast

Mobilisation to site for Fugro’s Searcher vessel. Source: Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm Ltd

January 17 (Renewables Now) - Dutch geo-intelligence company Fugro is to investigate geotechnical conditions in the Ten noorden van de Waddeneilanden Wind Farm Zone (TNWWFZ) off the north coast of the Netherlands under a contract with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, part of the ministry of economic affairs and climate policy.

Furgo will deliver a data package on the basis of which a detailed integrated geological and geotechnical soil model can be created for use by wind farm developers as the basis for future tenders.

The company will conduct the fieldwork between February and May in two phases -- first a shallow subsurface investigation and then a borehole drilling programme as well as standard and advanced laboratory testing.

The TNWWFZ  will accommodate 700 MW of offshore wind power.

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