HR Wallingford and G-tec Form Underwater Sound Pact

UK-based consultancy HR Wallingford and G-tec, a Belgian survey and monitoring specialist, have joined forces to deliver services to support developments in the marine environment which will include modelling, fieldwork and specialist consultancy relating to underwater sound.

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HR Wallingford will conduct detailed numerical sound modelling using a suite of validated modelling tools, and provide specialist ecological / environmental consultancy, with G-tec undertaking bespoke in-situ monitoring of baseline, and during construction, sound levels.

Dr Mark Lee, HR Wallingford’s Dredging Group Manager, said: “HR Wallingford has had a strong relationship with G-tec for a number of years, arising from both companies’ contributions to the development of expert industry guidance. At HR Wallingford we very much look forward to continuing our work with G-tec through combining each company’s established underwater sound capabilities to provide an exciting new, integrated offering to clients worldwide.”

With this collaboration, the companies say that they are now well positioned to deliver a one-stop solution for consultancy, monitoring and modelling of underwater sound to all those who require it.