Following the completion of the 2018 survey on the Bay State Wind development, EGS has been awarded another contract in support of Ørsted’s efforts in the US. The scope of work covers a geophysical survey to be carried out in the framework of the development of the Ocean Wind offshore windfarm, located approximately 15 miles off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey in the United States.
With the development of Ocean Wind, Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind, aims to deliver New Jersey’s first offshore windfarm and provide over half million homes with clean, reliable energy while producing 1,100MW of electricity using the latest in offshore renewable energy technology.
The survey work, aimed at providing high quality high-resolution geophysical data, will cover the different areas of the windfarm.
To fulfil the purpose of the project, EGS will use a 50m survey vessel, the “MV Neptune”, and a full spread of high-resolution bathymetric and geophysical equipment, including a hull mounted, dual head/dual swath Kongsberg 2040C MBES system as well as an Innomar SES2000 Parametric SBP and a Geo-Source sparker system.
The EGS Group is focusing on providing the growing number of US offshore windfarms projects with tailored survey solution based on the extensive experience gained globally in the marine renewable sector. The project team’s focus will be on delivering high-quality data underpinned by safe operations and low environmental impact.