Vattenfall has contracted Fugro to carry out a geoscience survey and subsequent data processing and reporting for a proposed hydrogen pipeline route connecting the Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm (European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre) and Aberdeen Port.
The route runs from a proposed landfall in Nigg Bay and the wind farm’s turbine B06, within which area the survey will be performed from mid-December to mid-February 2022 to provide seabed bathymetry, sub bottom data, side scan sonar imagery and magnetometer readings, as well as geotechnical/environmental data.
The survey activities will be carried out by two vessels, Fugro Pioneer and Valkyrie. Furgo Pioneer will be deployed for offshore work and Valkyrie for nearshore surveys and those near the B06 wind turbine.
OffshoreWIND.biz has contacted Vattenfall to find out more about the project, called Project HT1, with the company yet to respond.
The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), operational since 2018, is Scotland’s largest offshore wind test and demonstration facility. It comprises eleven Vestas 8.8 MW wind turbines installed on suction bucket foundations just off the coast of Aberdeen.
EOWDC, which was awarded up to EUR 40 million of European Union funding, is supported by Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG), with Vattenfall working with the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult to test new technology at the wind farm.