The first ship ever sailed to the future energy island in the Danish North Sea on Monday, 3 May.
MMT’s Relume will undertake seabed mapping at the site which will ensure that the construction of the energy island and the hundreds of wind turbines takes place in a technically sustainable way, Energinet said.
In the video provided below, you can follow the preparations on board Relume and also get a little insight into how sea surveys are performed.
Aboard the ship are divers and marine survey experts from the Swedish-based MMT.
Later, ships from the Dutch based Fugro will join Relume at the site to jointly examine the seabed 100 metres into the ground across a 1,000 square kilometre area below the energy island and its many offshore wind farms.
Later in the spring, similar ships will begin surveys of the seabed at the future wind turbines off the energy island at Bornholm in the Baltic Sea.
The seabed surveys that have just been initiated make up the starting point for further investigations – and if you are interested in the energy islands as well as the important considerations around nature and environment, please follow our special theme page in the link below and our social media activities.
The North Sea Energy Island will be an artificially constructed island located 80 kilometres from the shore of the Jutland peninsula.
Around 200 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 3 GW are expected to be installed in the first phase of the project by 2030.
When fully developed, the North Sea energy island hub will reach a capacity of 10 GW.