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15 September 2014


FUGRO COMPLETES TWO KEY TASKS ON GWYNT Y MÔR

Fugro has undertaken two key tasks at the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm, successfully completing the trenching and burial of inter-array cables for CT Offshore and providing unexploded ordnance (UXO) survey support. Once complete, RWE Innogy’s 160-turbine Gwynt y Môr, in the Irish Sea off the North Wales coast, will be the second largest offshore wind farm in the world.

Trenching partner
Central to the success of the cabling operation was Fugro’s custom-built Q1400 trenching system which can perform both jet trenching and mechanical chain cutting of soils. In total 37 cables were trenched into very hard seabed with a mixture of soils and hard clays interspersed with boulders and cobbles, gravels and sand. Despite these demanding conditions the Q1400 was successful in burying all the cables.

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