ABPmer has been commissioned by Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG (EnBW) and international energy company bp to provide detailed seabed mobility information for the Round 4 Morgan Offshore Wind and Mona Offshore Wind farms in the eastern Irish Sea.
In addition to delivering metocean design and operating criteria for the wind farms and export cable corridors, ABPmer is now assessing the seabed mobility potential for both projects. The work will be used to help support export cable route selection, as well as inform the ongoing wind turbine foundation and array/export cable design process. To inform understanding of the behavioural characteristics of the seabed across both project sites, ABPmer will draw on outputs from its ongoing detailed metocean studies for Morgan and Mona, recent and historic seabed surveys, and geophysical data collected specifically for the projects. High resolution hydrodynamic and sediment transport modelling are also being used to map the detail of long-term regional scale sediment transport pathways. Morgan and Mona detailed design will continue through 2023, the wind farms are expected to be fully operational by 2029.