Ground Modelling Treble for GDG

Dublin-based offshore engineering consultancy Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) has secured three ground modelling contracts for offshore wind projects in the Celtic Sea, Irish Sea, and the Atlantic Ocean.

These projects have circa 1 GW of capacity each and are in the early development stages.

GDG’s role is to interpret geophysical datasets, integrate the geotechnical investigations and extrapolate the conditions across the site.

These recent project wins bring GDG’s ground modelling portfolio to over 15 major developments in the past year, amounting to over 12 GW of offshore wind capacity.

The ground modelling capability at GDG is bolstered by a number of strategic hires over the past three months, the company said, including most recently Arron Fox, who joins GDG as a Senior Geophysicist, with considerable experience in seismic interpretation.

GDG’s ground modelling team now comprises a range of expertise including geophysics, geotechnical engineering, geology, and geomatics. These skillsets are being applied to projects in Taiwan, Vietnam, North Sea, Baltic Sea, Japan, and Ireland, which brings a range of ground conditions and geohazards for due consideration by GDG’s experts, the company said.