GDG Dives Deeper into Offshore Renewables Industry

Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions Ltd. (GDG), a specialist geotechnical engineering consultancy, has successfully completed Stage 1 of foundation testing for OpenHydro’s tidal turbine project.

GDG is exploring the interaction of the structure’s vertical self-weight and the horizontal environmental loading in order to optimise the turbine sub-base design.

Stage 1 included site selection, geotechnical investigations, ground interpretation, foundation design and installation, foundation testing methodology and data analysis.

This is the latest project that GDG is working on in the offshore renewables industry. Namely, the company has recently completed the geotechnical interpretation for the Rampion offshore wind project. In addition, it will present some preliminary findings from the LEANWIND project at this year’s EWEA OFFSHORE in Copenhagen.

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