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Cathie Associates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Blue Wind Engineering (BWE) to cooperate on expanding within the offshore wind industry in South Korea. According to Robin Comrie, Co-Managing Director of Cathie Associates, the company hopes to play a role in the growth of offshore wind in the region as South Korea aims to […]
Cathie Associates have performed a study which enabled the reduction of noise in the water column created by monopile driving at the Arkona offshore wind farm site in Germany, the company informed after all the 60 foundations were installed.
UK-headquartered offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy, Cathie Associates, has announced the opening of operations in the USA with the appointment of a Vice President.
UK-based offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy, Cathie Associates, has established a US entity – Cathie Associates Inc – in Boston, Massachusetts, to serve offshore wind development in the United States.
Cathie Associates has teamed up with independent marine structural engineering company, Ceteal, and multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, Ghenova to provide support for DONG Energy's offshore wind farm projects under a five-year contract. Together, the consortium will deliver on a framework agreement which will provide a range of geotechnical and geophysical consultants for DONG Energy’s offshore wind […]
Cathie Associates have been appointed by the Marine Environmental Data & Information Network (MEDIN) to create a guideline for offshore geotechnical site investigations. The guideline will form part of the MEDIN framework of specifications that govern best practice in collecting metadata for re-use of UK marine information. Cathie Associates said the new guideline will fully encompass […]
Following on from years of work with Narec, Cathie Associates reported that its expertise is now being utilised by EDF Energy Renewables in the development of the Blyth Offshore Wind Demonstration Project. The company is delivering geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy to the project from geophysical and geotechnical survey design, supervision and management to geological GIS […]
Following last month's contract signing between DONG Energy and Jan De Nul Group for the installation of the Race Bank OWF export cable, Cathie Associates has announced its engagement in the project. Cathie Associates will be providing geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy to Jan De Nul Group for the installation of the export cable. Robin Comrie, UK […]
Cathie Associates announced that they have been awarded a contract for geoconsultancy and survey management services in relation to the detailed geotechnical drilling campaign on the Mainstream Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm development. This contract award enables the continuation of a collaborative and proactive relationship with Mainstream Renewable Power. Management of the survey campaign […]
Cathie Associates have been appointed as Geoscience Advisors to Wave Hub for the recently announced Energy Technologies Institute floating offshore wind demonstrator project, located 10 miles off the north coast of Cornwall. The project aims to develop, build and test a floating offshore wind turbine to investigate whether floating wind farms could play a cost […]
G-Octopus, a Cathie Associates company, is rebranding in order to bring into focus its piling solutions for the renewable energy and oil & gas industries.
By Alexandre Crochelet, Senior Engineer at G-Octopus, a Cathie Associates Company Pile Driving Monitoring (PDM) during driving and Pile Dynamic Testing (PDT) are widely used in onshore and offshore construction to ensure the structural integrity of the piles during driving and achieve a safe and economical pile installation. PDM helps in assessing the pile behaviour […]
Vattenfall has commenced the initial physical preparatory works for the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 & 2 offshore wind project in the Netherlands. The Swedish company has started setting up a project team and has performed the first studies necessary to properly estimate the activities involved in building the project. The actual offshore works and various […]
The Carbon Trust has published guidelines on the use of suction caissons on offshore wind farms with an aim to increase their usage. The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) Suction Installed Caisson Foundation Design Guidelines features research and understanding to provide clarity and guidance for engineers looking to design suction buckets. According to The Carbon Trust, the […]
The development of floating offshore wind will be held up by the limitations of current port infrastructure, a recent research has revealed.
By Gareth Ellery, Senior Engineer and Business Development Director, Cathie Associates Within the offshore wind industry, there has been a relentless and necessary drive towards cost reduction and commercialization of offshore wind. This cost reduction has been driven largely by the introduction of competition to the developers and operators of offshore wind farms through power […]
The Carbon Trust-led Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP) has kicked off a series of studies to address future challenges for the emergent floating offshore wind sector.
A consortium led by LOC Group has been selected by the Floating Wind Joint Industry Project (JIP) to investigate the infrastructure and logistics challenges faced in the development, construction and maintenance of utility-scale floating offshore wind farms. The investigation report and recommendations, which has been commissioned by the Carbon Trust and JIP partners DONG Energy, ENGIE, […]
Atlas Professionals, the Netherlands-based specialist recruiter, will set up a new office in Houston, Texas, with an aim to tap into the country's offshore energy market, including offshore wind.
The Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) has published a new report to inform industry on how to apply the Cable Burial Risk Assessment Guidance (CBRA), following its launch in 2015. The new Application Guide for the Specification of the Depth of Lowering using CBRA explains how the probabilistic methodology can be applied to real offshore projects based […]
The University of Dundee is to lead a major research project to determine whether cheaper, more environmentally friendly, and more effective foundations can be developed for the offshore renewables industry. The project, funded by a £ 1 million grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, will look at the use of screw piles […]
CIRIA, an independent supplier of construction industry guidance and best practice, is working on a guidance for horizontal directional drilling (HDD), which will cover all aspects of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining and decommissioning a horizontal directional drilling installation. Cathie Associates have announced that they are supporting and actively engaging with CIRIA in the initiation of the new project, […]
ABPmer was contracted by Cathie Associates Ltd to assess sediment mobility along the export and infield cable routes of two sub-projects within the Hornsea offshore windfarm zone. To help Cathie Associates Ltd establish the required cable burial depths, ABPmer reviewed detailed survey data to assess the potential for future changes in the profile of the […]
The Netherlands: New O&M System to Cut Down Offshore Wind Costs A new system for wind farm operations and maintenance is set to significantly reduce the maintenance costs. The system has been developed by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) using data from energy company Essent/RWE. East Anglia Zone Could Become Center of […]
Xodus Group, Cathie Associates and UTEC Geomarine have teamed up to deliver a landmark study which will aim to reduce the costs of generating electricity from offshore wind farms in UK waters. The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA), which brings together nine offshore wind developers (DONG Energy, E.ON, Mainstream Renewable Power, RWE Innogy, ScottishPower […]
A major new research project - lead by the University of Dundee - has been launched with the aim of helping make offshore wave energy a sustainable proposition. Sustainable offshore wave energy has the potential to make a real contribution towards the binding European Union commitment to source 20% of its electricity requirements from renewable […]