Willendeavour Conducting Burbo Bank 2 Geotechnical Ground Investigation
A geotechnical ground investigation is taking place at the proposed Burbo Bank 2 (extension) wind farm this month.
The 22meter multi cat ‘Willendeavour’ will conduct a series of shallow vibrocore holes and cone penetration tests (cpts) at selected positions in the proposed wind farm footprint as well as along the proposed export cable route.
Weather permitting, the operation is expected to run until mid-august.
The extension project covers an area of 40 square kilometers which is four times larger than Burbo Bank.
Earlier this year, the developer of this project, Dong Energy, has selected Vestas’ 8MW wind turbines for the project with a total capacity of around 250MW.