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Fugro assists Vattenfall with the design of Norfolk offshore wind development

By GeoConnexion - 2nd November 2022 - 15:57

Fugro has been awarded a new marine site investigation contract by Vattenfall for their Norfolk Boreas offshore wind farm located off England’s east coast. The 1.4 GW wind farm forms part of Vattenfall’s Norfolk Zone and will generate enough clean energy to power 1.5 million UK homes while offsetting 2.3 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year. This investigation follows on from a four-month marine site characterisation campaign in 2020. From August 2022, Fugro will mobilise multiple geophysical and geotechnical vessels from local ports to complete full coverage surveys across the Norfolk Boreas wind farm, inter-array cables and export cable routes. These operations will include the use of Fugro’s SEACALF Mk V DeepDrive system for seabed cone penetration tests (CPTs) and Fugro’s innovative Blue Snake geotechnical system. The Blue Snake integrates CPT and sampling technology to enable safe, efficient and high-quality data acquisition along the cable route.

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