Fugro has been awarded the geophysical survey contract for the development of the Doordewind offshore wind farm zone, located approximately 77 km off the Netherlands’ north coast.
The company says that part of the reason for its selection was its use of 2D ultra-ultra-high resolution (UUHR) surveys. The Doordewind project, led by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO), is part of the Dutch Government’s Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030.
Fieldwork is scheduled to start in April and will be conducted with the company geophysical vessel, Fugro Pioneer. Onboard are digital streamers and processing technology that enable 2D UUHR surveys.
“One of Fugro’s key aims is to help governments worldwide with the energy transition,” says Fugro’s Sven Plasman. “So, we’re extremely proud to be part of this prestigious offshore wind project and supporting the Dutch government in realizing its ambitions. The development of our geophysical vessels and innovation aimed at providing better quality data is proving its value. We are happy to apply it in this important project and look forward to working with RVO.”
The total wind farm area is approximately 580 sq. km and is planned to contain a total capacity of 4 GW, divided evenly over two sites.