Fugro wins nearshore site characterisation contract for Copenhagen mega project

Fugro’s Skate 3 modular jackup acquiring high-quality geotechnical data in Copenhagen’s harbour for the Lynetteholmen island mega project. Credit: Fugro

Danish consulting firm COWI has awarded Fugro a nearshore geotechnical site investigation for CPH City & Port Development’s Lynetteholmen project in Copenhagen, Denmark. Fugro’s site investigation will be used to inform the detailed design of a new artificial island, which will cover about 2.75 kmand increase the Danish capital’s land mass by about 2%. Fugro’s solution will acquire high-quality geotechnical data in shallow water depths from a single jackup and ensure fast and efficient data delivery via Fugro’s newly developed Gaia solution. 

Malte Larsen, geotechnical engineer at COWI, said, “The future island of Lynetteholmen is the largest construction project in Denmark since the 17th century, and it will leave a significant mark on the city of Copenhagen, not to mention Denmark and the Øresund Region.”  

The new island will provide housing for 35,000 people and protect against storm-water impact and sea-level rise, contributing to a safe and liveable environment for the residents of Copenhagen and beyond. 

Fugro began work in September 2019 with the successful mobilisation of the Skate 3 modular jackup; the fieldwork is expected to be complete by March 2020.