Dutch engineer Fugro has been awarded a contract by Danish state-owned energy company Energinet for the creation of an energy island 80km offshore in the North Sea.
The Danish Energy Agency says that the island will serve a 3GW capacity wind farm, which can later be expanded to 10GW.
Fugro will conduct surveys that will help create a base soil models. The fieldwork will be carried out in two phases, the first will be geophysical surveys including seabed sampling and soil data at least 100m below the seabed, and the second including a search for unexploded ordnance.
Poul-Jacob Vilhelmsen, Energinet’s project manager, said: "The geophysical studies have to cover a very large area, and it’s important that they meet the time schedule. We are therefore pleased that an experienced and professional company such as Fugro will be performing the surveys in the North Sea."
Rinse Jansch, Fugro’s commercial manager, said: "This latest award from Energinet underlines our commitment to supporting the offshore wind industry in the global energy transition and shows that quality and technical innovation wins contracts.
"Our innovative ultra high-resolution subsoil Geo-data solutions will help future wind farm owners de-risk the development and deliver cost-effective green energy to up to 10 million European households."
Image courtesy of Fugro/Energinet