Ørsted selects Fugro for geotechnical studies for US offshore wind

Offshore wind turbines. Source: LICengineering (www.liceng.dk).

December 1 (Renewables Now) - Dutch geo-intelligence company Fugro said on Friday it has won contracts to conduct geotechnical investigations at two US offshore wind projects of Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED).

The two contracts will involve studies for the Bay State wind project off Massachusetts and the Ocean Wind scheme off New Jersey. Each of these developments could result in 1 GW of capacity, according to previous announcements.

Fugro launched site investigations at the end of November and expects to complete them in three months. Laboratory testing and reporting services will be carried out in Norfolk, Virginia, and Houston, Texas, and in Wallingford in the UK and Nootdorp in the Netherlands.

Danish offshore wind developer Ørsted will develop the Bay State wind project in a federal lease area off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard together with New England transmission company Eversource Energy (NYSE:ES). Each of the companies own 50% in the project.

Ørsted, formerly known as Dong Energy, bought the rights to develop the other project -- the Ocean Wind farm off New Jersey, in 2016 from RES Americas Developments Inc.

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