Fugro bring offshore survey experience to first offshore windfarm in US

Projects and Operations - July 18, 2012

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Fugro has commenced a major geotechnical and geophysical survey operation for America’s first offshore windfarm, Cape Wind.

The windfarm will be situated on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound and once operational is predicted to provide three quarters of the Cape and Islands electricity needs.

Cape Wind President Jim Gordon said: “Our geotechnical programme this summer on Horseshoe Shoal begins our detailed design engineering and construction phase, and with Fugro’s help will allow us to optimize our project to ensure that Cape Wind will deliver its important clean energy benefits over its design life.”

The offshore programme will involve up to 50 scientists, engineers, archeologists and geologists using specialized vessels.

Fugro, as the lead Cape Wind contractor for the project, brings to the table an impressive offshore wind site investigation track record, having performed similar work for a majority of the offshore wind farms built in European waters.

When asked how many wind farms Fugro has been involved with, Fugro’s Global Renewable Energy Business Development Manager Tony Hodgson answered: “In Europe we have now studied projects in 11 countries and are beginning to looking at one or two new geographic areas this year.”

 

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