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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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
LEANWIND, a project funded by the European Union that started in December 2013, has come to an end. The LEANWIND team marked the closing by issuing the final project publication covering project results.
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 […]
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 […]
MAKE – a leading strategic advisor to the wind power industry – expands its global footprint with the establishment of a Hamburg based branch office. This office will be managed and led by MAKE’s newly appointed Managing Consultant – Jean Huby – former CEO of AREVA Wind and an accomplished expert in the field of […]