Fugro wins two Energinet site investigation contracts for Denmark’s Energy Island
Fugro has secured two geotechnical site investigation contracts with Energinet for Denmark’s proposed Energy Island project. A global first, this purpose-built artificial island will be situated 80 km offshore in the North Sea and act as a hub connecting hundreds of surrounding wind turbines. Fugro will perform the preliminary geotechnical site investigation for the Energy Island and the adjacent offshore wind farm zone. The resulting Geo-data will be used to prepare an integrated geological and geotechnical soil model on which wind farm developers will base future tenders.
The fieldwork will run from February to May 2022 and up to four dedicated geotechnical vessels will work on the project. These operations will include the use of Fugro’s SEACALF Mk V Deepdrive system for seabed cone penetration tests (CPTs), as well as the WISON Mk V Ecodrive for the downhole testing. Following the fieldwork, an extensive laboratory testing program will be delivered by various laboratories, including Fugro’s newly certified and accredited laboratory in Belgium.