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Offshore wind

With significant experience in the design and installation of foundations and infrastructure for numerous global offshore wind projects, we can enhance your understanding of the geological and geotechnical risks associated with your project. We facilitate the decision-making process, from initial concepts to detailed design, and our dedicated vessels, jack-up platforms and purpose-built equipment ensure safe installation and cost-effective operation.

We are the only company that can provide you with a complete life-of-project suite of services throughout the offshore wind development process.

We gather known information and acquire, process and interpret new geological, geophysical and geotechnical data to assist in assessing the suitability of offshore sites for wind farms and their infrastructure. Our offshore services include:

  • Initial desktop studies and site visits
  • Local and regional metocean measurements
  • Atmospheric modeling to support resource assessment
  • Metocean desk studies to highlight local characteristics using existing data and models
  • Geophysical surveys to ascertain seabed bathymetry, morphology, classification, marine habitats and sub-seabed layers
  • Ground risk assessments and potential geohazard analysis
  • Preliminary geotechnical surveys
  • Regional activity studies, such as fishing, bird and shipping surveys
  • Known man-made structures, potential obstructions and Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)
  • Environmental sampling and testing
  • Baseline noise measurements
  • A site-specific ‘soil model’, that integrates all known factors
  • Terrestrial surveys to support landfall site assessment

The design and engineering of windmills, their structural foundations, cable solutions and logistics infrastructure is closely integrated to ensure the integrity of offshore wind facilities, especially in harsh or challenging environments. We work to provide a complete picture of every critical element, informing the planning, design and structural engineering phases of your entire project. Our services include: 

  • Geophysical and geotechnical surveys to characterize and classify sub-seabed layers
  • Laboratory testing including soil dynamics testing
  • Metocean criteria to support operational planning and engineering
  • Atmospheric, hydrodynamic and wave modeling to provide long-term databases
  • Instrumentation and installation of met towers for wind, wave, currents and water-level monitoring
  • Construction survey models and detailed reports
  • GIS-based ground models
  • Foundation design evaluation and assessment
  • Structural and foundation monitoring
  • Geotechnical engineering services
  • Cable route selection, design and instrumentation

We are a recognised specialist in marine construction and installation, specialising in challenging environments. We deploy dedicated vessels, jack-up platforms, equipment and personnel to deliver:

  • Marine engineering construction support
  • Offshore foundation installation services
  • Foundation drilling and installation
  • Device installation and retrieval services
  • Jack-up support services
  • Satellite positioning services
  • Survey and inspection of cable burial depth
  • Subsea services using ROVs, tracked vehicles, ROTVs and divers
  • Metocean profiling software and consultancy
  • Meteorological monitoring
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Multi pile and monopile installation

Our extensive knowledge of the marine environment works together with our resources and technical expertise to:

  • Ensure substantial cost and safety benefits
  • Provide accurate, reliable data support the decision-making process
  • Remove uncertainty in the design, development and installation of facilities
  • Ensure the long-term, safe operational performance of facilities
  • Integrate services and solutions with a single point of responsibility
  • Add measurable value at each stage of your project

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