Fugro and Fraunhofer IWES are set to carry out the geophysical investigation of offshore wind areas in the German North Sea.
Fugro will perform the positioning and sub-bottom profiling recording and interpretation, while Fraunhofer IWES will focus on the seismic survey and interpretation.
Work on the contracts secured with Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) is scheduled to start in April 2022.
Additionally, Fugro will provide geotechnical data to the German government under a separate contract that will be integrated with the geophysical data.
According to the company, the award is in line with the seismic survey work completed in 2020 and 2021 to build a basis for geological models of the offshore wind farm sites.
Fugro is also in charge of conducting geotechnical investigations for German offshore wind areas under a contract secured in May.