Fugro to investigate site of Denmark’s Energy Island


Denmark Fugro has obtained two contracts with Energinet for geotechnical site investigations for Denmark’s projected Energy Island project.

This purpose-built artificial island will be located 80 kilometres offshore in the North Sea and will serve as a hub connecting hundreds of neighboring wind turbines. Fugro will conduct an initial geotechnical site survey for Energy Island and the neighboring offshore wind farm zone. The resulting Geo-data will be utilized to create an integrated geological and geotechnical soil model, which wind farm developers will use to bid on future projects.

Fieldwork will take place from February to May 2022, with up to four dedicated geotechnical vessels working on the project. Fugro’s SEACALF Mk V Deepdrive system will be used for seabed cone penetration tests (CPTs), as well as the WISON Mk V Ecodrive for downhole testing. Following the fieldwork, different laboratories, including Fugro’s newly licensed and accredited laboratory in Belgium, will deliver a full laboratory testing program.

This Energy Island contract builds on Fugro’s earlier-awarded geophysical and unexploded ordnance (UXO) magnetometry survey, as well as the floating wind lidar measurement campaign, which began in October.