Fugro has returned to Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Farm site to carry out further marine site characterisation work.
The new contract, awarded by Ørsted, covers geotechnical site investigation and follows other contracts awarded earlier this year for geophysical investigation services at the site.
The geotechnical data acquired by Fugro will support the development of the ground model, assist design activities for the turbine foundations and inform cable route design at the Hornsea Project Two and Hornsea Project Three sites.
Fugro’s work will include seabed and downhole geotechnical investigations which will be undertaken using equipment from a number of Fugro’s specialist vessels.
Fugro Senior Project Manager Dennis van den Bulk said: “We’re delivering this offshore project using our innovative new Sealcalf MkIV system for seabed cone penetration testing.”
“Unlike conventional rod systems, it combines safer and more weather-tolerant operations with higher quality data by eliminating manual rod handling and its constant penetration speed. This approach means that we can provide an efficient solution to meet project milestones whilst improving safety performance.”
Since 2016 Fugro has carried out several marine site characterisation contracts at Ørsted’s Hornsea One site and workscopes have included geophysical surveys, geotechnical and environmental site investigations, laboratory testing programmes, deployment of a lidar buoy with subsequent measurements and a range of consultancy services.