Geotechnical News


Benthic's Seabed Drilling System to Drill at Petrobras' Mero Field

Aug 20, 2020

Offshore geotechnical services company Benthic will be deploying a remotely operated seabed drilling system off Brazil, as part of a contract awarded by the Brazilian national oil company Petrobras.Petrobras has hired Benthic to carry out geotechnical site investigation services at the giant Mero field located in the Santos Basin, which the company is developing in phases.Benthic's work includes in-situ testing…

La Gan Wind Taps Fugro, Partners for Geotechnical Survey Off Vietnam

Jul 20, 2021

Offshore wind developer La Gan Wind, owned by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), Asiapetro, and Novasia, has awarded an offshore geotechnical contract to a consortium led by Vietsovpetro, PTSC G&S, and Fugro.The award is part of CIP’s…

Erebus Floating Wind Farm: Geotechnical Investigations Start

Jun 08, 2021

Blue Gem Wind, the joint venture between TotalEnergies and Simply Blue Energy, has begun geotechnical investigations on the Angle Peninsula in Wales, to examine the onshore cable route for its planned Erebus floating wind farm.The work, which began in late May…

MMT Surveying 'Beacon Wind' Cable Route

Jun 04, 2021

Equinor has awarded Ocean Infinity's MMT a contract for export cable route surveys for the ‘Beacon Wind’ offshore wind farm in the U.S.MMT is performing a combination of geophysical, geotechnical, environmental, and benthic surveys along the export route of Beacon Wind sites 1 and 2…

Shell Taps Fugro for Pensacola Site Survey in Preparation for 2022 Drilling

May 24, 2021

Shell has hired Fugro to carry out geophysical and geotechnical site survey works over the Pensacola prospect in the UK North Sea, in preparation for the drilling of the Pensacola exploration well.The piece of news on the survey was shared by…

Offshore Wind: Fugro Nets 3-Year Geotechnical Survey Deal in Germany

May 17, 2021

Dutch offshore services firm Fugro has been awarded a multi-year site investigation contract by Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency for offshore wind projects in the German part of the North Sea.'The program will be completed…

Nicola Offshore, Cyprus Subsea Partner Up

Apr 14, 2021

Hydrographic marine survey company Nicola Offshore and Cyprus Subsea Consulting and Services C.S.C.S. Ltd (C.S.C.S.) have signed a commercial partnership agreement.The goal of the partnership, as shared in a press release on Wednesday, is to…

Eni Hires Fugro for Offshore Surveys in Angola

Mar 02, 2021

Dutch offshore geotechnical survey firm Fugro has said it has won multiple contracts with Eni in Angola for geotechnical and environmental surveys off the coast of Angola between now and May.Fugro said that two of its vessels are currently active in the region…

Fugro, NYK Welcome OYO to Offshore Wind Services Venture

Jan 27, 2021

Dutch offshore services firm Fugro and Japan's NYK have, through a recently signed partnership, signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Japanese geoscience specialist OYO Corporation (OYO).To remind, Fugro and NYK in November…

Germany: Fugro to Provide Consultancy Services for Suedlink Powerline Works

Jan 19, 2021

Dutch geotechnical survey services firm Fugro has secured a geotechnical and water consulting contract with Vössing Engineers to support the route planning, permitting, and installation of 106 km of underground power cables on Section 2 of Germany’s new Suedlink powerline…

Fugro Nets Survey Work at Netherlands’ Largest Offshore Wind Farm Zone

Dec 08, 2020

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro has won three geotechnical investigation contracts for IJmuiden Ver, the largest offshore wind farm (OWF) zone to be developed in the Dutch part of the North Sea. IJmuiden Ver Wind Farm Zone (IJVWFZ) is located 33…

USA: Fugro Completes Mayflower Wind Site Survey

Nov 20, 2020

Dutch offshore survey services provider Fugro has completed a large site characterization field program off the coast of Massachusetts for Mayflower Wind, a joint venture between Shell New Energies and Ocean Winds.The 6‑month program involved…

Fugro, NYK to Provide Geotechnical Services for Offshore Wind Sector in Japan

Nov 16, 2020

Dutch-based Fugro and Japan's NYK Group have signed a memorandum of understanding to provide offshore geotechnical services in Japan.The two companies will also collaborate on a feasibility study into jointly operating a specialist investigation vessel for renewables projects…

Cathie, BGS to Develop Ground Model for Two Scottish Offshore Wind Farms

Oct 13, 2020

Offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy, Cathie and the British Geological Survey have won a contract with offshore wind developer SSE Renewables to develop a ground model for the FEED design of Berwick Bank and Marr Bank offshore wind farms in Scotland…

CrossWind Hires Fugro for Hollandse Kust (noord) Wind Farm Site Survey

Aug 13, 2020

The CrossWind consortium, a Shell-Eneco JV, which recently won a tender to develop the Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore wind farm in the Netherlands, has tapped Fugro for site survey work.As part of the contract, Fugro will deliver a comprehensive…

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