Bibby HydroMap Starts Dutch Offshore Wind Campaign

Bibby HydroMap has started site operations at the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea on behalf of Ørsted.

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The work involves the company’s dedicated survey vessel Bibby Tethra mobilised with a suite of high specification survey equipment.

The vessel will acquire multibeam bathymetry, side scan sonar data, sub-bottom profiler data and UXO magnetometer data.

The 752MW Borssele 1 & 2 wind farm is located at the southern edge of the Dutch border, at a distance of 0.5km from the Belgium border and located some 23km offshore. The wind farm will be built in water depths between 14 and 38 metres and will cover an area of 128.3km².

Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy) secured the concession rights to build the Borssele 1 & 2 in July 2016.

The wind farm will feature 94 Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines and has a grid connection agreement with TenneT in place.

The commissioning is scheduled for the end of 2020.