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OFFSHORE WIND FOUNDATIONS

With a wealth of experience to draw upon, we offer a comprehensive offshore wind foundation design service.

Our experience in offshore oil and gas structures laid the foundation for our work on offshore wind, initially for Renewable Energy Systems, a Sir Robert McAlpine Group company.

Recent contracts include carrying out preliminary engineering for Centrica Renewable Energy’s Lincs wind farm and the provision of front-end engineering design support for its Race Bank wind farm.

We provide design services for concrete gravity bases, monopiles and steel jacket structures. This includes pin piles and secondary steel work/structure.

We have developed designs for Round 3 steel jackets and concrete gravity bases (GBS), working in collaboration with our specialist supply chain partners to formulate methods and programmes of work for their mass production.

Our design philosophy is informed by the following key considerations:

  • Cost-effectiveness and competitiveness
  • Simplicity with flexibility
  • Risk identification and mitigation
  • Reduction of environmental impact
  • Design for standardisation and industrialisation

Close coordination with the companies carrying out the transportation, installation, cabling operation and maintenance of the structures is crucial to ensuring the entire process is optimised. We promote close collaboration from the outset to ensure the concepts developed meet all requirements.