Following last year’s geotechnical contract for the Hollandse Kust (west) Offshore Wind Farm Zone, Fugro has been awarded a geotechnical site investigation contract for the Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden Wind Farm Zone (TNWWFZ).
The final deliverable for the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (part of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy) will be a data package which can be used to prepare a detailed integrated geological and geotechnical soil model, on which wind farm developers will base future tenders.
The fieldwork will take place from February to May this year, and the project will comprise two phases: a shallow subsurface investigation completed in phase one, followed by a borehole drilling programme, and standard and advanced laboratory testing, in phase two.
The TNWWFZ is 46 nautical miles off the north coast of the Netherlands. The total surface area is approximately 120 square kilometres and the zone will accommodate 700 MW.
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