Danish transmission system operator Energinet has awarded Fugro a marine site characterisation contract for the Danish Energy Island project in the North Sea
The contract is part of preliminary studies to build the world’s first ‘hub and spoke’ energy scheme, an energy island 80 km off the Danish coast that will act as a transmission centre for hundreds of surrounding wind turbines.
Fugro will undertake geophysical and unexploded ordnance (UXO) magnetometry surveys, which will be used to prepare an integrated geological and geotechnical soil model on which windfarm developers will base future tenders.
The fieldwork will run from May to November 2021, resuming in February and March 2022, and will comprise two phases.
Phase 1 will deliver the geophysical surveys, including seabed sampling and soil data down to at least 100 m below the seabed. Phase 2 will deliver the UXO magnetometry survey, using Fugro’s dedicated Geowing solution.
Fugro’s survey and offshore wind teams will use the data acquired to provide a reliable, derisked site interpretation.