Geo-data specialist Fugro has won contracts to carry out three offshore wind site investigations off the coast of the Netherlands.

The IJmuiden Ver Seite V-VI, Nederwiek Site I and Hollandse Kust Site VIII zones together will form what the Netherlands Enterprise Agency is calling its largest campaign to date.

Netherlands offshore wind farms

Netherlands offshore wind farms

It is also part of a sped-up process by the Dutch government to meet offshore wind targets by 2030. 

The seabed investigation will be carried out by Fugro’s Seacalf MK V DeepDrive system for seabed cone penetration tests and Wuson MK V Ecodrive. 

“Increased laboratory capacity onboard the vessels will ensure faster processing of results,” says Fugro. ”Subsequent extensive laboratory testing will take place in Fugro’s recently extended laboratories in the UK and Belgium.”

All data collected will be used by the wind farm developers for current and future tenders as well as power cable design, archaeology and marine biology investigations, Fugro says.