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14 November 2022 By Peter Richards and James Amos Marine Infrastructure Solutions

SUT council member Andrew Connelly interviews Peter Richards, Designer and Chief Engineer and James Amos Business Development Manager for Marine Infrastructure solutions.


Wind farms of 2030 and beyond are only expected to be bigger, located in deeper waters, and become even more complex structures. Sites like these may require new thinking in terms of construction, operation and maintenance. Peter and James talk about Fugro's development of a vertical boring machine (VBM™), a tool that accelerates the subsea construction phase of fixed wind turbines by maximising the efficiency of foundation drilling operations for pre-piled jacket projects, thus greatly reducing cost and overall programme time.

The Underwater Technology Podcast is produced by the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT).


To learn more about Fugro’s VBM™ read the recent article in GeoDrilling International.


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