Fugro picked to check for bombs ahead of Dutch wind farm construction

Fugro has won a contract to clear unexploded ordnance off the Dutch coast in preparation for a 759MW offshore wind farm being developed by a consortium of Shell and Eneco.

The Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm is scheduled to start generating electricity by 2023 some 18.5km off the town of Egmond aan Zee.

The CrossWind consortium hired Fugro to also conduct a seabed cone penetration test of the full foundation depth of wind turbines.

Fugro’s work is scheduled to begin this month and be complete by the end of September, the company said.

Tjalling de Bruin, project director for CrossWind, said: "We are looking forward to working with Fugro to execute our first offshore activities safely and in good health during these extraordinary times. With a signed contract in place and the site investigation team mobilising, the work is progressing well to deliver clean energy by 2023."

Image: Fugro’s vessel, "Atlantis Dweller" (Fugro)

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