Bibby HydroMap commences large scale UXO survey for Vattenfall

11 March 2019

Bibby HydroMap has embarked on a large scale UXO survey of Hollandse Kust Zuid Offshore Wind Farm Sites I & II on behalf of client Vattenfall.

Following a competitive bid process, Bibby HydroMap were awarded the contract in early 2019. Using a multi-vessel approach, Bibby Tethra and Bibby Athena will together acquire over 4,000-line km of high-density magnetometer, sidescan sonar, multibeam echo sounder and parametric sub-bottom data over the Dutch wind farms.

Each vessel will be equipped with a comparable suite of sensors, including dual EIVA ScanFish ROTVs each accommodating four magnetometers designed to provide a dense magnetometer dataset across key locations of the site. Having performed a considerable number of UXO surveys during 2018, Bibby HydroMap are confident in their solution to address the project area.

Bibby HydroMap Project Manager Daniel Jenkins comments "We are delighted to be working with Vattenfall on Hollandse Kust Zuid in 2019 to support their renewable goals. Utilising the latest offerings from industry leading suppliers we are able to provide a highly effective and efficient UXO survey methodology, applicable to even the most environmentally challenging of sites."

Located 22km from the coast of the Netherlands, the 700MW Hollandse Kust Zuid I & II project will produce renewable energy for up to 1.5 million homes. Once completed in 2022 the project will be the world's first to be built without public subsidy.

Bibby HydroMap
Maritime House, 4 Brunel Road
Croft Business Park
Wirral CH62 3NY
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