Germany’s BSH Opens Tender for Offshore Wind Geophysical Investigations

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

The geophysical survey is set to be carried out this summer as part of the geological preliminary investigation at the N-6.6 and N-6.7 areas.

The work includes the measurement of approximately 1,100km using a sediment echo sounder, as well as high-resolution single and multi-channel seismic. 

It also covers the processing of the collected data, evaluation and documentation, as well as determining suitable locations for the subsequent geotechnical explorations.

According to the published tender, the contract starts on 1 June and ends on 30 November.

The deadline for submitting applications is 5 May by 10:59 local time.

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

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.

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