NOOTDORP, the Netherlands – The CrossWind consortium, a joint venture between Shell and Eneco, has contracted Fugro for geotechnical site investigation work to support development of the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea.
The work scope includes an unexploded ordnance (UXO) site clearance survey followed by a seabed cone penetration test (CPT) investigation.
After clearing the sites with the Atlantis Dweller, Fugro will mobilize its seabed SEACALF Mk V DeepDrive CPT system for the fieldwork, which is scheduled to begin this month and should be completed by the end of September. The SEACALF acquires high-quality data over the full foundation depth of wind turbines.
The CrossWind consortium plans to have Hollandse Kust (noord) operational by 2023 with an installed capacity of 759 MW, generating at least 3.3 TWh per year. The wind farm will be located 18.5 km (11.5 mi) off the Dutch coast near the town of Egmond aan Zee.