Baker Provides Marine Mammal Monitoring at Gode Wind

Baker Consultants Marine Limited has been appointed by GeoSea to provide underwater noise and marine mammal monitoring and mitigation during the construction phase of the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms.

GeoSea will undertake the foundation installation work for this DONG Energy project, which will see 97 Siemens wind turbines with a total capacity of 582 MW installed in the North Sea, 45km off the German coast. Baker Consultants is contracted to provide noise monitoring and noise mitigation advice throughout foundation installation of the 97 monopiles, as well as carrying out harbour porpoise activity monitoring and marine mammal mitigation and reporting on the efficiency of the mitigation strategy. This work begins in April 2015, from when the team will be based in the Netherlands, the company informed.

The wind turbines are expected to be fully commissioned in the second half of 2016 and, in total, the Gode Wind 1 and 2 wind farms will supply CO2-free power approximately equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 600,000 German households.

Baker Consultants has a dedicated team of noise experts and bioacousticians who provide a comprehensive service at all stages of project development, from modelling potential impacts to informing the Environmental Impact Assessment and monitoring during construction.

Dr Federica Pace, marine technical director at Baker Consultants, said: “Building on our successful work as part of DONG Energy’s Borkum Riffgrund 1 project, we are delighted to be appointed by GeoSea to carry out noise and marine mammal monitoring and mitigation for the Gode Wind 1 and 2 offshore wind farms. We will apply our expertise along with our innovative approaches and use of technology to ensure swift approval by the German government for all the offshore foundations.”

Glenn Carton, Project Manager at GeoSea, said: “We were keen to work with Baker Consultants again, following our effective collaboration on Borkum Riffgrund 1. Baker Consultants’ input was instrumental in obtaining sign-off from the German government for the installation of all the monopile foundations, according to strict underwater noise conditions. Their fast, efficient reporting and innovative approach to analysing data were also critical in gaining this approval.”

Share this article

Follow Subsea World News


<< Apr 2015 >>
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

China Subsea Technology Summit (CSTS 2015)

China Subsea Technology Summit (CSTS 2015) will shine light on the latest subsea technology and project management,focus on the subsea production optimization, and provide a top-level overview and detailed insight into the operating environment of the global subsea sector. It is an essential forum for subsea EPCI contractors, designers, equipment providers and other decision makers.

More info

read more >

Transnational Oil, Gas and Energy Law

Study a Unique Online Learning Programme that is Highly Relevant to Today’s International Market…

read more >

Fundamentals of Offshore Field Development

The course delivers the detailed knowledge required, along with management strategies, for you to successfully engage in the sector…

read more >

Integrity management of subsea pipelines

This course offers a thorough understanding of the engineering principles behind successful integrity management…

read more >