Swedish-survey firm MMT has been awarded a contract to perform a geophysical soil investigation of the Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden Wind Farm Zone near the Wadden Islands in the Netherlands.
Project preparations are currently underway, with the fieldwork planned to be performed in July and August from the survey vessel Franklin.
The geophysical survey consists of the collection of high resolution bathymetry and seabed imagery, in addition to determining the exact, current position of existing (in service and out of service) cables and pipelines.
A geological ground model of the site will be established by using both a parametric echosounder and a 2D/3D UHRS system.
The objective of the investigation is to contribute to the bathymetrical, morphological, and geological understanding of the area. Ultimately, the data will be used by offshore wind farm developers to prepare bids for this site.