Engineering Matters Podcast
Foundations for the Future
08 Sep 2022
How new technology is supporting the UK’s offshore wind industry to bring down costs and accelerate construction. From new methods for drilling into the seabed, to advanced foundation design models and improved data capture, innovation is critical for this fast-growing market. But it won’t be easy. Deeper waters and variable ground conditions make these some of the most difficult construction projects in the world.
At the same time offshore wind growth targets are enormous, and the waters where the new turbines will live are getting further offshore making them more vulnerable to ocean weather systems. As the country seeks to more than quadruple its installed capacity over the next decade, it faces an enormous challenge to maintain its position as world leader, especially as other markets are now seeking to harness offshore wind energy.
Chris Armstrong, Drilling and Template Lead, Saipem
Denys Borel, Commercial Manager Marine, Fugro in France
Alana Horton, Head of Geotechnical Laboratory, Fugro
Inés Martín Grandes, Tender Coordinator, Fugro Norway
Peter Richards, Chief Engineer, Fugro
Julia Roope, Global Business Development Manager, Offshore Wind, Fugro
Scott Whyte, Geotechnical Engineer, Fugro
Frank Wong, Transport and Installation Manager, Saipem
This episode is produced in partnership with Engineering Matters.