Fugro announced it has received its third contract renewal from Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (Atlantic Shores). The company will provide real-time wind and metocean measurements for the Atlantic Shores offshore wind project off the coast of New Jersey in the US over the next 2 years.
The contract follows earlier geophysical and geotechnical contract renewals. All three contracts are to support the safe design, permitting and construction of future wind farm facilities within the lease area, located 10-20 miles off the shoreline.
For the metocean contract, Fugro is utilising two SEAWATCH Wind Lidar Buoys. These systems collect wind, wave, current and meteorological data to optimise wind turbine design, installation, and operations and maintenance. The geophysical and geotechnical contracts started earlier this spring and are focused on continued characterisation of the lease area, export cable routes and inter-array cable modules.
The fieldwork will run until mid-July and is being performed from five vessels, including two third-party vessels local to New Jersey, equipped with advanced data acquisition and analysis capabilities for near-real-time data processing and geoconsulting.
Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind
Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, LLC is a 50:50 partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF Renewables North America. The joint-venture (JV) company was formed in December 2018 to co-develop a 183,353 acre lease area on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The lease area is located within the New Jersey Wind Energy Area. With the potential to deliver more than 3 GW of wind power from late 2027, Atlantic Shores will play an important role in New Jersey’s goal to reach 50 % renewable power by 2030.