Fugro to Investigate Hollandse Kust (noord) Site

The CrossWind consortium of Shell and Eneco has awarded Fugro with a contract to deliver geotechnical site investigation solutions for the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm.

The site investigation solutions will comprise an unexploded ordnance (UXO) site clearance survey followed by a seabed cone penetration test (CPT) investigation.

After clearing the sites with the Fugro vessel Atlantis Dweller, Fugro will mobilise their seabed SEACALF® Mk V DeepDrive CPT system for the fieldwork, which is scheduled to begin this month and should complete by the end of September.

Sven Plasman, Commercial Manager at Fugro, said: “We are pleased that our proven track record on previous projects for Shell and Eneco, and our deep knowledge of offshore wind farm developments have led to another major contract award using the efficiency and safety of our seabed site investigation solutions such as the SEACALF Mk V DeepDrive CPT system.”

The CrossWind consortium won the tender to build the 759 MW Hollandse Kust (noord) wind farm in the latest Dutch zero-subsidy tendering round.

The wind farm, located 18.5 kilometres off the town of Egmond aan Zee, is scheduled to be operational by 2023.

Tjalling de Bruin, Project Director for CrossWind, said: ‘We are looking forward to working with Fugro to execute our first offshore activities safely and in good health during these extraordinary times. With a signed contract in place and the site investigation team mobilising, the work is progressing well to deliver clean energy by 2023.”

Photo: Atlantis Dweller/Fugro

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