The objective of the investigation is to contribute to the bathymetrical, morphological and geological understanding of the area. Ultimately the data will be used by offshore wind farm developers to prepare bids for this site. A high resolution and accuracy ground model ensure that developers can prepare their bids with the least amount of uncertainty, which helps lower the price on developing these OWFs. Project preparations are currently underway, with the fieldwork planned to be performed in July and August from MMT’s survey vessel Franklin.
The geophysical survey comprises of the collection of high-resolution bathymetry and seabed imagery, in addition to determining the exact, current position of existing (in service & out of service) cables and pipelines. A geological ground model of the site will be established by using both a parametric echosounder and a 2D/3D UHRS system.
MMTs CCO Nils Ingvarson comments: The contract award underscores the capabilities of MMT within the renewables energy sector. We are delighted to be awarded this highly demanding survey assignment.