Fugro has started a geotechnical survey campaign on the 480MW Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm in France.
During the first geotechnical campaign, completed in 2015, soil conditions on half of the positions of the wind turbine foundations were surveyed and sampled.
Fugro will now survey the remaining half of the foundation positions.
The survey campaign is expected to be carried out from May to July, weather permitting. The jack-up platform Excalibur is already on site where it will be joined by the Fugro Scout at the end of May.
The Saint-Nazaire wind farm is situated 12km offshore the Loire-Atlantique and covers an area of 78 square kilometres. It will comprise 80 6MW GE Haliade 150 turbines which will be built locally in Saint Nazaire. The wind farm is slated for commissioning in 2021.
The owners and developers of the project are EDF Energies Nouvelles, a subsidiary of the EDF group, and Canada’s Enbridge Inc.