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Fugro begins site characterisation for ScottishPower Renewables East Anglia HubFugro has begun the geophysical survey phase of a multidisciplinary site investigation contract worth around GBP 55 million for ScottishPower Renewables’ (SPR’s) East Anglia Hub project.
 
The phased site investigations are scheduled to finish at the end of 2021 and support the development of wind farms in the UK southern North Sea over an area of more than 800 km2. The results from Fugro’s site characterisation will feed into SPR’s ground models for the East Anglia Hub and support seabed mobility assessment, foundation design and cable-route engineering.
 
The Fugro team began the UXO surveys in July; full coverage bathymetric surveys and sub-bottom profiler surveys across the site and export cable routes will follow. Data processing and reporting will be completed in Fugro’s UK and Netherlands offices. Geotechnical investigation of the wind turbine locations will start later this summer. Shallow geotechnical testing and sampling will be performed along the export cable routes, while soil testing will take place at Fugro’s soil laboratory testing facility in Wallingford, UK.
 
SPR’s East Anglia Hub will eventually consist of 263 wind turbine generators capable of delivering a total installed capacity of up to 3.1GW.
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