Onshore wind

As onshore wind farms grow more established and sophisticated in their technology and infrastructure, the need for economic assurance, regulatory approval and environmental sensitivity remains paramount. Taller, heavier turbines and more extensive transmission systems place greater demands on the soil substrates and subsurface geology required to support them. We have the technical and logistical expertise to provide detailed regional assessments and site specific geological, meteorological and construction support.

We work closely with wind farm projects around the world, providing consultancy support, geotechnical, geospatial and geophysical data acquisition, data interpretation and modelling, dynamic soil property profiles and environmental assessments. Our input enables informed decisions to be made about the optimum location and design of onshore wind farms, and the development of farms to be carried out safely and efficiently.

We are qualified to conduct detailed assessments of your proposed sites to establish their suitability for wind generation, the environmental impact of any development, site access and the criteria required to design and engineer solutions. We can provide you with:

  • Digital elevation data and land cover imagery to aid wind farm siting
  • Atmospheric modeling to support resource assessment
  • Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA)
  • Landscape conservation support planning
  • Airborne and terrestrial topographical surveys

We have half a century of experience in geotechnical and geophysical survey techniques. We pioneer technology that acquires, processes, interprets and presents vital data about subsurface conditions. We provide comprehensive testing and analysis expertise, and supply everything from CPT trucks to specialist laboratories. Our services include:

  • Drilling of geotechnical boreholes
  • Cone Penetration Testing (CPT)
  • Seismic downhole, crosshole and cone penetration testing (SCPT) to determinedynamic soil properties
  • Borehole imagery and geophysics
  • Geophysical methods for subsurface characterization and cavity detection
  • Geotechnical laboratory testing and analysis
  • Foundation recommendations

We’ll support you throughout the design, construction and operation of your plants, including developing, manufacturing and operating specialist tools that meet site-specific construction requirements. Our range of services includes:

  • Geotechnical instrumentation
  • Marine vertical shaft drilling and installation services for cooling and intake structures, up to 7m diameter
  • Static and bi-directional foundation load testing and analysis
  • Geologic mapping and surveys
  • Field testing of fill and foundation excavations
  • Quality control
  • Non-destructive testing of concrete
  • Laboratory materials and construction testing

We seamlessly integrate a wide range of specialist disciplines, so you can count on us to act as your partner on large-scale onshore wind projects, including:

  • Our technical expertise
  • Global resources
  • Project management
  • Data delivering data, advice, support and project efficiencies
  • Works to tight time schedules