Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, Das Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), has awarded Fugro a multi-annual geotechnical site investigation contract in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea
The programme will be completed in three phases over the next three years and comprises geotechnical investigations at potential offshore wind development areas.
The company will provide site characterisation services based on geotechnical data acquisition from multiple geotechnical drilling vessels and geotechnical laboratory testing and reporting by its German and UK laboratories.
With project preparations underway, Fugro said it is “moving quickly” to mobilise for the target start date of mid-September.
Fugro’s survey department will provide unexploded ordnance services before dedicated geotechnical drilling vessels, Fugro Scout and Gargano, execute the fieldwork.
What it described as "standard and advanced laboratory testing results" will be used by future windfarm developers to prepare their bids.
Fugro project manager Erik Vogt said the company’s ability to provide two dedicated geotechnical vessels for the project was a major factor in its successful bid for the contract.