Fugro’s Site Characterisation Supports Safe Design of Turkey’s Second Nuclear Power Plant

The Fugro Synergy at the port in Sinop after completing the geotechnical survey for EUAS International ICC.

Leidschendam, Netherlands, 12 August 2021 – Fugro has completed a complex 6-month offshore site characterisation project on the Sinop peninsula for EUAS International ICC, Turkey’s pioneering nuclear energy company. This most recent project builds on several successful multidisciplinary investigations delivered by Fugro since 2013 and the results will support feasibility studies for the country’s second nuclear power plant (NPP). The Geo-data acquisition, analysis and advice unlocked new insights into the site’s subsurface conditions to help engineers in their safe design of the nearshore structures and earthquake safety measures.

Fugro combined local knowledge with global expertise to perform a series of geological, geotechnical and geohazard tasks for site characterisation, including cone penetration testing and sampling, and continuous rock coring from 20 m to 500 m water depths, in challenging weather conditions. The advanced geotechnical tests were carried out at Fugro’s Houston laboratory, while the geoconsultancy team in Turkey performed the Geo-data integration and geohazard assessments.

Erkan Yılar, Program Manager, EUAS International ICC, said: “Fugro has been working with us both offshore and onshore since 2013, gathering the necessary Geo-data to characterise the Sinop NPP site and assess geohazards. In this latest offshore site characterisation project, Fugro did a great job in terms of data acquisition, analysis and advice. Their experienced team, along with their cutting-edge vessels and equipment, enabled us to complete a very challenging project on time and on budget, while also meeting the nuclear industry’s demanding quality standards.”

About Fugro
Fugro is the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, collecting and analysing comprehensive information about the Earth and the structures built upon it. Adopting an integrated approach that incorporates acquisition and analysis of Geo-data and related advice, Fugro provides solutions. With expertise in site characterisation and asset integrity, clients are supported in the safe, sustainable and efficient design, construction and operation of their assets throughout the full lifecycle. Employing approximately 9000 talented people in 61 countries, Fugro serves clients around the globe, predominantly in the energy and infrastructure industries, both offshore and onshore. In 2020, revenue amounted to EUR 1.4 billion. Fugro is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.