Geo-data specialist Fugro has been awarded contracts by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) for geotechnical investigation at the IJmuiden Ver Site V-VI, Nederwiek (zuid) Site I and Hollandse Kust (west) Site VIII offshore wind zones.

The seabed sweep – said to be the largest campaign undertaken to date by the RVO – will be for an area slated to reach a combined capacity of 4.7GW, and forms part of the Dutch offshore wind energy roadmap to 2030.

The comprehensive geo-data will be used by wind farm developers as input for preliminary engineering design studies and future tenders, and will also be available for power cable design, archaeology and marine biology investigations.