Germans Want North Sea Hydrographic Survey Squad

Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) has issued a tender for hydrographic investigation in the N-6 offshore wind area in the North Sea.

The seafloor investigation is part of the geological preliminary investigation at the site and includes data acquisition, data processing, evaluation, and documentation. 

The work will be done at two sites located in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) located at approximately 100km2.

According to the published tender, the contract will begin on 1 May and end on 31 December.

The deadline for submitting applications is 1 April by 10:00 local time.

In September 2019, BSH announced it is launching the next round of preliminary investigations on the two offshore wind farm areas, N-6.6 and N-6.7.

N-6.6 is expected to support a capacity of 630MW and the area N-6.7 will support a wind farm with a capacity of 270MW.

The two areas for the investigation were defined in BSH’s Surface Development Plan 2019. Over the next few years, BSH will commission and partly carry out investigations into the marine environment and the subsoil, wind, waves, and other oceanographic parameters at these sites.

If deemed suitable, the areas will be tendered in 2024 and put into operation in 2029.

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