Fugro wraps up survey work for RWE’s Dogger Bank South offshore wind farm

Fugro has completed fieldwork on RWE Renewables’ Dogger Bank South (DBS) offshore wind farm and export cable routes under a geophysical, geotechnical, and environmental site research contract.

DBS has the potential to produce renewable electricity for up to 3.4 million UK homes each year and is situated more than 110 km off the east coast of Yorkshire, England in the North Sea. The intended export cable routes extend over 100 km, giving the array region, which is over 1,000 km2, a total survey scope of more than 20,000 km.

The surveys

To accomplish full coverage surveys, Fugro deployed a number of its fleet vessels. This includes the largest 2D ultra high-resolution seismic (UHRS) survey ever carried out on a single project, sample boreholes, multibeam echosounder surveys, and seabed cone penetration tests (CPTs). The environmental surveys conducted by Fugro also included drop-down videos, grab sampling, and epibenthic trawling. The gathered geo-data will be utilized to comprehend the underlying conditions at the site, provide guidance on reducing geohazard risk, and provide a secure path for export cables.

The transformed data will be disseminated on Fugro’s centralized cloud-hosted platform, giving internal and external teams access to reliable project geo-data and enabling quicker decision-making and shorter turnaround times for major project milestones.

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