UK’s Fugro grabs geotechnical job at 1.2-GW offshore wind farm
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Nov 24, 2014 - UK marine engineering firm Fugro EMU said Friday it has won a contract to carry out seabed exploration works for Dong Energy A/S’s 1.2-GW Hornsea 1 North Sea wind project in UK waters.
Fugro EMU, part of Fugro’s Renewable Services Group, will procure, deploy, service and manage several real-time metocean data acquisition facilities that will back Danish state-owned utility’s European offshore wind programme. For that purpose, Fugro will manage a network of wave buoys off northeastern Europe that will gather hydrodynamic data until 2020.
The network could include up to 80 buoys over the next four years, Fugro’s managing director Simon Shaw noted. The UK firm will use the Greatship Manisha and Bucentaur vessels for the job.
Dong Energy bought a 33% stake in the 1.2-GW Hornsea 1 North Sea scheme from developer SMart Wind at the end of 2011. The project was awarded a contract under the UK government’s Contracts for Difference (CfD) programme in June.
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