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  • 29 January 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D

    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 […]

  • 11 January 2019
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    The Ireland-based Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) has won a contract by PGE Energia Odnawialna to provide geotechnical consultancy for the Baltica II and III offshore wind projects in Poland. GDG’s scope of work includes the analysis of geophysical data, management of the survey campaigns, integrating geotechnical and geophysical data, and developing a ground model for use in […]

  • 19 March 2020
    Contracts & Tenders

    Irish offshore engineering company, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions Ltd. (GDG), has won a contract to provide geotechnical and geophysical Owners Engineering services for the Hai Long offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The Hai Long 2 and 3 projects have consent for up to 1044MW of renewable electricity and are in advanced development stages. According to […]

  • 22 January 2015
    R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions Ltd. (GDG), in close collaboration with LiC Energy, have recently completed the geotechnical interpretation for the Rampion offshore wind project. The Rampion Offshore Wind Farm site is located off the South coast of England and is being developed by E.ON Climate & Renewables. The wind farm will consist of 116 turbines […]

  • 27 August 2014
    R&D, Technology

    Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions Ltd. (GDG) will present their insights on foundation innovations for the offshore wind sector at an International Symposium held in Denmark next week. The 2014 LORC Symposium will include a discussion under the general topic of ‘Cost reduction through innovation’ on the 12th of September, where GDG will introduce their recent […]

  • 14 February 2017
    R&D

    Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) has introduced its newly-developed design procedure for monopiles – Optiwind Monopile – which allows offshore monopiles to be optimised in a way that leads to significant steel weight savings.

  • 16 March 2015
    R&D

    Recognising the critical role that substructures play on the Levellised Cost of Energy, a dedicated session was held on Tuesday 10th March at EWEA Offshore that discussed various foundation solutions. One of the session speakers was Dr. Azadeh Attari from engineering consultants, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), who presented preliminary results from the European Commission […]

  • 21 February 2019
    R&D, Technology

    GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine is well suited and competitive for monopile solution over a wide range of site conditions, according to the specialist engineering firm Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG). GDG has been working with GE Renewable Energy to develop optimized XL Monopile soil-structure interaction models to support GE’s development of optimized foundation designs for […]

  • 23 February 2015
    R&D

    The annual International Conference on Offshore Wind Substructures was held in Edinburgh last week, where the latest trends in foundation design and innovations in substructure technology were discussed. This two day event facilitated lively discussion among attendees from across the supply chain regarding how foundation engineering may contribute to reducing the levellised cost of energy. […]

  • 7 January 2019
    R&D

    Irish engineering consultancy company, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), has been awarded a contract to investigate sediment dynamic processes in the Irish Sea and their impact on planned offshore wind farm developments.

  • 13 July 2020
    Contracts & Tenders, Wind Farm Update

    Simply Blue Energy (SBE) has appointed the Dublin-based engineering consultancy, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), to provide development support services for the Emerald floating wind project in the Celtic Sea. GDG has been commissioned to provide both technical and consenting support during the foreshore licence process, providing a metocean assessment, conduct a landfall suitability assessment […]

  • 4 April 2016
    R&D

    Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) reported it has been able to offer up to 25% savings to developers and contractors by reducing the size of offshore foundations. GDG has been developing in-house optimization procedures for monopile engineering for four years and, in recent projects, it reached significant savings on the steel weights, which translates to a […]

  • 22 January 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions Ltd. (GDG) and ACCIONA Infrastructures will present some preliminary findings from LEANWIND during the EWEA OFFSHORE 2015 event in Copenhagen. The paper will address the global performance of various existing concepts of gravity based foundations in terms of buoyancy and stability. The LEANWIND project, which started in December 2013, is an […]

  • 24 August 2018
    R&D

    Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) has completed a sediment dynamics study in the Irish Sea, which included a two-year investigation of the geomorphology off the East coast of Ireland in order to quantify the impacts of sediment dynamics on upcoming offshore wind farm developments.

  • 4 June 2015
    R&D

    With construction activities for the Rampion offshore wind farm slated to commence this month, DHI has announced that it performed an extensive Metocean assessment of the wind farm.  DHI established an 18-year database of Metocean conditions at the site, including information on wind, waves, and tides, which are necessary for determining the design of wind turbine […]

  • 25 March 2019
    Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    SSE has begun assessing the Wicklow Port and Arklow Harbour as possible locations for a future onshore service base for the proposed Arklow Bank Wind Park project in Ireland. Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) are assessing the suitability of Wicklow Port and Arklow Harbour for an O&M base, with the study set to be completed in the […]

  • 4 March 2019

    We are bringing you a list of ten of our most read articles for the month of February. 15 Injured After CTV Collides with Cargo Ship Off Rügen All 15 people aboard the crew transfer vessel (CTV) World Bora were injured after the CTV collided with a cargo ship several nautical miles northeast of the […]

  • 25 April 2019
    Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment

    Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) has appointed Ørsted Wind Power’s former CEO Samuel Leupold as Chairman of Wind Energy. In this newly created position, Leupold will support the development and implementation of GIG’s global strategy for offshore and onshore wind. According to GIG, the new chairman will also support the expansion of the organization’s global footprint […]

  • 12 April 2011

    The European Atlas of the Seas was one of the actions outlined by the European Commission when it launched an Integrated Maritime Policy for the European Union in 2007. A pilot version of the atlas has been available on DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries’ public website since May 2010. The latest version takes into account […]

  • 3 September 2013

    The French marine energy industry has long lagged behind that of its UK counterpart. With a series of technical challenges and limited public confidence, marine energy has for several years struggled to get off the ground. However, the fact that France harbours up to a fifth of Europe’s marine energy potential of 15GW, and strong […]

  • 18 June 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    Deep BV has secured an operations and maintenance contract for subsea surveys at the Gemini offshore wind farm. Deep will carry out the O&M service agreement for a period of three years at the 600MW offshore wind farm in the Netherlands. Located 85km north of the Groningen coast, Gemini comprises 150 Siemens 4MW turbines and two offshore […]

  • 10 September 2014

    RenewableUK has commented on new report titled “The Economics of Climate Change Policy in the UK”, which was commissioned by WWF and written by Cambridge Econometrics in collaboration with Professor Paul Ekins of University College London. The report shows that meeting the first four carbon budgets recommended by the Committee on Climate Change, requiring a cut […]

  • 24 May 2016
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    French cable maker Nexans has disclosed its scope of works within the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind project which the company will carry out as part of a partnership with Siemens Transmission and Distribution Ltd. As previously reported, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd chose the two companies to supply a transmission system to connect its new wind […]

  • 31 January 2020
    Business & Finance

    Headquartered in Chelmsford, UK, GMG owns and operates a fleet comprising three specialist cable installation and repair vessels, four maintenance vessels, and 19 crew transfer vessels. Additionally, the company has a range of subsea equipment including eight trenchers and working class ROVs.

  • 18 February 2016
    Vessels, Wind Farm Update

    C-bed Floating Hotel’s advanced Service Operation Vessel (SOV), MS Wind Innovation, has successfully completed all offshore testing and is now ready to engage in the commissioning phase of the 600MW Gemini offshore wind farm off the coast of The Netherlands. The last stage of testing equipment and systems took place offshore the Port of Esbjerg, Denmark, […]

  • 14 July 2015
    R&D

    The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is asking offshore wind industry leaders to join a £1 million project aimed at tackling turbine blade leading edge erosion, one of the key operations and maintenance challenges facing the offshore wind sector. The innovation and research body is inviting expressions of interest from industry to be involved in […]