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Geoquip Marine gathering crucial engineering data to support proposed floating offshore wind farm

Geoquip Marine, specialising in acquiring, analysing, and reporting global offshore geotechnical data, is gathering crucial engineering data to support the proposed MarramWind floating offshore windfarm, a joint venture between ScottishPower and Shell.
Geoquip Marine gathering crucial engineering data to support proposed floating offshore wind farm
Geoquip Seahorn. Courtesy of Geoquip.

The partners have chosen Geoquip Marine as their valued marine data specialist for site exploration and geotechnical data collation, which will help inform the project development and design activities.

To support the project, Geoquip Marine will perform a complete geotechnical investigation to gather soil and geotechnical data for developing an engineering ground model.

This model is essential for feasibility studies, including the design and installation assessments of various necessary components, such as anchors for the floating platforms, fixed foundations for the offshore substation, and inter-array cable systems.

The MarramWind survey work is being undertaken by Geoquip’s Seehorn vessel, and will continue into 2024 when  down-hole work using one of Geoquip Marine’s Integrated Geotechnical Survey vessels (IGSV) will take place.

“Floating wind will be a global gamechanger for the offshore renewables industry and we’re really excited that MarramWind could be one of the first commercial-scale floating offshore wind farms in the world” said Richard Eakin, Project Director for MarramWind. “It’s great to see MarramWind moving on with pace and purpose and to have Geoquip Marine on board as we undertake this vital geotechnical survey work that will inform upcoming technical studies and design activities for this exciting green energy project.”

Richard Turner, CEO of Geoquip Marine, added that Geoquip Marine is thrilled to be working with world-leading energy developers on the large-scale floating offshore wind project, MarramWind and that its expert team is fully committed to safely delivering the precise geotechnical insights needed for the project.

For additional information:

Geoquip Marine

ScottishPower Renewables

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