Fugro showcases remote and autonomous solutions at WindEurope

Fugro, a global geo-data specialist, is set to showcase its cutting-edge remote and autonomous solutions at WindEurope’s annual event in Copenhagen from April 25-27.

The event is a global conference and exhibition focused on supporting the development of wind power in Europe, and Fugro’s participation highlights its commitment to supporting the transition to a more sustainable future.

Fugro’s comprehensive suite of services and innovations supports developments through every stage of operation, from initial surveying to decommissioning. Visitors to hall C3, stand B6, will have the opportunity to learn about the company’s remote and autonomous solutions that not only reduce carbon emissions, but enable safer and more efficient offshore operations.

With a commitment to being carbon neutral by 2035, Fugro will showcase its fleet developments, real-time data delivery portals, and remote and autonomous solutions at the event. One of the standout innovations is Fugro’s Blue Essence, an uncrewed surface vessel (USV) that can reduce fuel consumption by up to 95% compared to conventional survey vessels. Blue Essence USVs are operated remotely from Fugro’s global network of remote operation centers (ROCs), delivering faster and more sustainable inspection of offshore assets, construction support, and geophysical surveys.

Another advanced system on display at the event is the SEACALF MkV Deep Drive. This is an advanced seabed cone penetration test (CPT) system with enhanced soil penetration capacity. The SEAWATCH Wind Lidar Buoy is an integrated, real-time marine monitoring and information system. The VBM is a vertical boring machine that simplifies the construction phase of wind turbines, improving safety while reducing overall project time and costs.

Offshore wind topics

Fugro’s experts will also be presenting posters on key offshore wind topics, including floating lidar systems, digitalization of laboratory services, and driving down the levelized cost of energy for offshore projects.

As the demand for renewable energy continues to grow, Fugro remains committed to supporting the transition to a more sustainable future. By participating in events like WindEurope, the company aims to engage with industry leaders, share insights, and contribute to the advancement of the renewable energy sector.

Transition to renewable energy

The offshore wind industry is set to play a significant role in the transition to renewable energy, and Fugro’s innovative remote and autonomous solutions could help to make it even more efficient and sustainable. However, there are challenges to overcome. For instance, the high cost of offshore wind farms and their long payback period are still significant barriers to development.

Fugro’s remote and autonomous solutions could help to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve safety, but the industry must continue to develop and improve on existing technologies to make offshore wind a more viable option.

Despite these challenges, the potential impact of Fugro’s innovations is significant. The company’s commitment to being carbon neutral by 2035 aligns with the wider shift towards sustainable energy production, and its remote and autonomous solutions could play a critical role in driving down the cost of offshore wind projects while making them safer and more efficient.

Fugro’s participation in WindEurope’s annual event in Copenhagen highlights the company’s commitment to supporting the transition to a more sustainable future. With its comprehensive suite of services and innovations, Fugro is a leader in the offshore wind industry, and its remote and autonomous solutions could help to make the industry even more efficient and sustainable.

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