Geotechnical News


Fugro to Convert Two PSVs to Geotechnical Vessels

Sep 26, 2023

Dutch offshore survey firm Fugro will convert the Fugro Resilience and the Topaz Endurance, two ULSTEIN PX121 platform supply vessels (PSVs), to geotechnical vessels, targeting their deployment in the global offshore renewable energy market.Fugro acquired the two platform supply vessels, the Topaz Endurance and the Topaz Energy (renamed Fugro Resilience), in February 2023.Ulstein Design & Solutions AS is responsible for the redesign of the two vessels…

Fugro to Convert Two More PSVs to Geotechnical Vessels

Dec 21, 2023

Dutch offshore survey firm Fugro has reached an agreement to acquire two platform supply vessels (PSVs), Sea Goldcrest and Sea Gull, which will be converted to geotechnical vessels to address the needs of growing offshore wind sector.The addition of the Sea Goldcrest and Sea Gull…

Fugro Tapped for Geophysical Survey at Lithuania's First Offshore Wind Farm Site

Nov 16, 2023

Ignitis Renewables has awarded offshore survey firm Fugro a contract to conduct a geophysical survey at Lithuania's first offshore wind farm site. 'This critical step in the project's development aims to enhance the understanding of seabed conditions…

Kraken Robotics Secures $3M Offshore Wind Farm Survey Services Deal in Europe

Oct 19, 2023

Canadian marine robotics company Kraken Robotics Inc. said Thursday it had secured a $3 million contract to carry out boulder detection subsea survey services as part of an offshore wind farm project located in Europe.Kraken’s contract scope includes mobilization of a dedicated survey vessel…

Fugro Wins Survey Work at Denmark's Largest Offshore Wind Project

Oct 19, 2023

German energy giant RWE has hired the Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro to complete a geophysical survey off the Danish west coast as part of the development of Thor, Denmark's largest offshore wind farm.Up to three survey vessels will…

Fugro Boosts Offshore Wind Service Capabilities in Taiwan with New Geotechnical Lab

Oct 17, 2023

Offshore survey services and geo-data specialist Fugro on Tuesday announced the opening of its new geotechnical testing laboratory in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Fugro said the new lab would bolster the company's capability to deliver advanced geotechnical testing for the offshore wind market…

TDI-Brooks Completes Phase Four of Deepwater Geotechnical Project in Black Sea

Sep 07, 2023

TDI-Brooks said Thursday it had completed phase four of a deepwater geotechnical coring and CPT project for DenAr Ocean Engineering S.A. TDI-Brooks used its Jumbo Piston Cores (JPC) and CPT Stinger geotechnical tools and operators to the ongoing project off Turkey in the Black Sea…

Pipeline Route Survey Starts at UK North Sea's Anning and Somerville Fields. Platform Bids Received

Sep 07, 2023

Oil and gas company Hartshead Resources NL and its partner Rockrose Energy said Monday that the Gardline vessel “OceanObserver” had mobilized to the Anning and Somerville field locations in the UK North Sea to start a survey of the pipeline routing for the gas offtake from the fields…

Gardline Wins Geophysical Pipeline Survey in UK North Sea

Aug 17, 2023

Hartshead Resources and its joint venture partner Rockrose Energy have awarded a contract for a geophysical pipeline survey for the Anning and Somerville fields in the UK North Sea to Gardline.The contract award comes after a competitive tender and subsequent technical and commercial bid evaluation…

Rotech Subsea Clears Sand Waves and Debris for Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan

Aug 16, 2023

Subsea trenching and excavation specialist Rotech Subsea said Wednesday it had completed sand wave clearance and debris removal operations at a 'key' offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The contract - for an unnamed long-term client in the region…

Gardline's Horizon Geobay Vessel to Support Ocean Winds' Geotechnical Survey in Moray Firth

Jul 27, 2023

Offshore wind developer Ocean Winds is set to start a geotechnical survey campaign in Moray Firth in Scotland, to support the development of the 2GW Caledonia offshore wind farm.'Sediment from deep bore hole samples from across the Moray Firth…

Benthic Completes Site Investigation for Baltic Sea Wind Farm Projects in Poland

Jul 26, 2023

Benthic, a Geo-services brand in Acteon’s Data and Robotics division, said Wednesday it had recently completed a site investigation comprising cone penetration tests (CPTs) using its portable remotely operated drill (PROD) that has enabled the…

Fugro to Map Seabed Off Curaçao for Future Offshore Wind Farms

Jul 17, 2023

The Government of Curaçao has commissioned the Dutch offshore survey company Fugro to map the seabed of the island’s surrounding waters for the future development of floating offshore wind farms. The Curaçao Government’s target is to realize 6GW in renewable energy capacity by 2035…

Floating Wind Farm Surveys Start Off the Coast of Wales and South West England

Jul 17, 2023

Plans for floating wind farm development off the coast of Wales and South West England are progressing as the first specialist survey vessel embarks on a 100-day mission from Swansea. With a crew of 30, the vessel will use towed and hull-mounted…

TDI-Brooks Develops Tool for Enhanced Soil Testing

Jul 12, 2023

TDI-Brooks, a company specializing in geotechnical and offshore survey projects, said Wednesday it had developed and tested a new instrument called the Auto-Minivane.  'The Auto-Minivane instrument is a self-contained, stand-alone miniature vane shear testing device that can be used in a 0…

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