Germany’s Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (Das Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH)) has awarded Fugro a multi-annual geotechnical site investigation contract in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea. The programme will be completed in three phases over the next 3 years and comprises geotechnical investigations at potential offshore wind farm development areas. Our site characterisation services will provide geotechnical data acquisition from multiple geotechnical drilling vessels, and geotechnical laboratory testing and reporting by our German and UK laboratories. The total contract value is approximately EUR 25 million.
With project preparations underway, Fugro is moving quickly to mobilise for the target start date of mid-September. Fugro’s survey department will provide unexploded ordnance (UXO) services before our dedicated geotechnical drilling vessels (the Fugro Scout and Gargano) execute the fieldwork. Our standard and advanced laboratory testing results will be used by future wind farm developers to prepare their bids.
“Fugro’s track record in providing reliable geotechnical data in advance of the developers’ bidding rounds has certainly helped win this project; being able to mobilise two dedicated geotechnical vessels for the project was another major factor in our success in this award,” said Erik Vogt, Fugro’s Project Manager.
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Caption: Fugro Scout
Fugro is the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, collecting and analysing comprehensive information about the Earth and the structures built upon it. Adopting an integrated approach that incorporates acquisition and analysis of Geo-data and related advice, Fugro provides solutions. With expertise in site characterisation and asset integrity, clients are supported in the safe, sustainable and efficient design, construction and operation of their assets throughout the full lifecycle.
Employing approximately 10,000 talented people in 65 countries, Fugro serves clients around the globe, predominantly in the energy and infrastructure industries, both offshore and onshore. In 2018, revenue amounted to EUR 1.7 billion. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.