Fugro launches cable route site investigation for UK offshore wind farm

Feb. 20, 2020
Fugro’s multi-purpose vessel Fugro Pioneer left the Port of Sunderland in the UK earlier this month to start a six-month site investigation and survey campaign for innogy’s 1.4-GW Sofia offshore wind farm.

Offshore staff

WALLINGFORD, UK Fugro’s multi-purpose vessel Fugro Pioneer left the Port of Sunderland in the UK earlier this month to start a six-month site investigation and survey campaign for innogy’s 1.4-GW Sofia offshore wind farm.

The company will provide geophysical and geotechnical services over the project’s 220-km (137-mi) export cable corridor, in what is believed to be one of the longest cable route surveys ever performed for an offshore wind farm, as well as further works on the wind farm array.

The objective of the site investigation is to characterize subsurface conditions along the cable route corridor to better understand the benthic ecology and offshore archaeology of the site, and to enable detailed design for the proposed wind farm, which is located 195 km (121 mi) offshore northeast England.

The site investigation will include surveys performed from five vessels and will be complemented with conventional and advanced laboratory testing. As well as the Fugro Pioneer, geophysical survey data will be acquired using the Fugro Frontier and Fugro Seeker; and two of the company’s geotechnical vessels will then follow to provide drilling, and seabed sampling and in situ testing.

02/20/2020

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