Hydrographic surveys examine the impact of the floating offshore wind farm development on local sedimentation and coastal processes such as erosion. This is often part of the geophysical survey. These surveys are also part of the post construction monitoring during the operations phase.

What it costs

About £800,00 for a 450 MW floating offshore wind farm.

Who supplies them

Specialist hydrographic survey companies: Fugro, Gardline and MMT.

Impact modelling consultants: ABPmer and HR Wallingford.

Key facts

Understanding the sedimentation environment of the proposed site is of particular importance as it informs the scour characteristics of the site and subsequent protection measures required.

What’s in it

Guide to a Floating Offshore Wind Farm