Geotechnical provider, Fugro, has been awarded the contract by Vineyard Wind (formerly named OffshoreMW) to perform a marine geotechnical site investigation within its wind development lease in offshore Massachusetts.
Fugro’s 105-meter drilling vessel, M/V Fugro Synergy, is set to perform the study, which will include numerous seabed CPTs and exploration boreholes, along with sampling and downhole CPTs. Following the fieldwork, a program of laboratory testing and reporting will be performed by Fugro’s offices in Houston, Texas and Norfolk, Virginia.
The site investigation will be used to verify geologic ground models that Vineyard Wind is developing based on previous geophysical data collected from the 166,866-acre lease area. The investigation is planned to start before the end of October, and will take around two to three weeks.
Earlier this year, Fugro completed pre-construction surveys at the largest offshore wind farm to date, the Walney Extension in the UK. The company also recently developed an innovative remotely operated vehicles that has been successfully used in cable-lay touchdown monitoring operations at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm.
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