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Our foundation consultancy and Geo-data expertise reduce installation risk and enable reliable and efficient offshore wind turbine and substation foundation designs. Global access to in-house foundation experts and state-of-the-art assets ensure that high-quality insights are available as early as possible in the design process. This enables optimal planning, design and installation of your wind farm.

An optimised foundation design not only reflects in a material cost reduction but will be installed safely and operated reliably over its planned lifetime. A multidisciplinary understanding of Geo-data and engineering impact on design is essential to optimise your foundation design. Safe, fast and sustainable acquisition of Geo-data in harsh offshore environments is key to improving foundation design processes. 

Integrated foundation design solution

Fugro offers a unique combination of geotechnical, geophysical, metocean and laboratory testing services to deliver high-quality Geo-data for foundation designs. Our consultancy-led approach ensures seamless integration of different datasets throughout the offshore data acquisition, laboratory testing and design process allowing you to make informed decisions for your project. 

Fast and reliable data acquisition 

Our fleet of data acquisition vessels and range of innovative mobile technologies enable us deliver to high safety, data and efficiency standards. An extensive network of consultants and in-house laboratories ensure fast access to accurate data and actionable insights to support your foundation designs. 

Tailored to meet local requirements

Global availability of equipment and expertise combined with local presence and experience in local legislation support timely data acquisition. Our mobile technologies can also be used with local vessels for compliance with local requirements and without compromising on quality or safety.

Highest HSSE standards

Safety is key: our established safety management systems and focus on eliminating hazards through innovation ensures safe offshore data acquisition. For example, the SEACALF® Mk V Deepdrive utilises a coiled rod system and an automated launch and recovery system to minimise manual handling. The use of biofuels on many of our vessels also allows you to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of your wind farm development. 

Remote and cloud-based data delivery

Remote data acquisition and analysis are facilitated by a cloud-based platform that enables fast delivery of high-quality data when and where you need it. This provides your design team with early insights and ensures quality-controlled datasets to optimise foundation designs and mitigate ground risks.


When feasibility of the wind farm is investigated, geohazards and potential ground constraints are identified, and foundation concepts are screened based on available data. Early insights are established by integrating data from clients, our extensive knowledge base and public sources into preliminary ground models or desktop studies. This provides actionable insights and enables you to make informed and early project decisions.

Conceptual design

Conceptual design of foundations is predominantly based on the ground model, wind and wave load profiles, suitable design methods and may extend to numerical analysis. Geotechnical, geophysical and metocean data acquisition and consultancy services for all foundation types provide high-quality insights required to support your conceptual design. 

Detailed design

Typically, the final turbine locations are revisited for in situ data acquisition and derisking of the location for detailed design. The acquired data is used to refine numerical design models and establish the soil-structure interaction. The foundation design analysis is performed throughout the entire foundation design process and can be provided directly or with a structural engineering partner.  

  • Reduced installation risk 
  • Reliable and fast Geo-data insights
  • Accelerated foundation design process
  • Globally consistent HSSE and data quality standards
  • Tailored solutions to meet local requirements
  • Cost-effective foundation designs

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