Wind Energy – Geotechnical Job
RTE (Réseau de Transport d’Electricité) has awarded Fugro a contract to perform a geotechnical investigation for future offshore substations (OSS) at two floating wind farm sites in the Gulf of Lion in the Mediterranean Sea.
OSS are a vital component of wind farms as they collect the electrical energy produced in wind turbines and convert it to a high voltage before being transferred onshore via export cables.
Fugro’s Geo-data will provide insight into seabed conditions, not only enabling reliable and efficient OSS design, but also helping to derisk the project’s future developmental phases.
After a thorough evaluation of environmental impacts, Fugro mobilised its Gargano vessel today, equipped with state-of-the art drilling, sampling and cone penetration testing equipment. Fugro will perform a series of deep geotechnical boreholes to acquire data on ground conditions for OSS foundations.
The resulting Geo-data from Fugro’s investigations will be used to develop a comprehensive ground model which will include the integration of previously acquired geophysical data. This will be used by RTE and developers as input for future tenders and OSS designs.