HOUSTON – Fugro has completed the first phase of a two-year contract with Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind to build and manage a centralized, cloud hosted geo-data repository for the company’s lease development off the coast of New Jersey.
The web-based engagement platform was recently delivered and uses the company’s Gaia technology to provide Atlantic Shores and its stakeholders with a single source of updated geo-data and documentation. Fugro will maintain the Gaia solution until 2022 to help Atlantic Shores achieve streamlined decision making and an accelerated project schedule.
To develop the geo-data repository, the company is integrating public datasets and historical project data with real-time field data, including information from its ongoing metocean, geophysical, geotechnical and environmental programs. The approach is facilitating real-time tracking of the site characterization effort, along with an updated ‘digital twin’ ground model of the lease area.
This information is accessible to project stakeholders 24/7 without the need for specialized software or GIS experience. It also includes a data deliverable portal for downloading post-processed datasets.
Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC is a 50:50 partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF Renewables North America.