Cathie supports Saipem on Neart na Gaoithe

In: GridWindfarms
10/01/2020
Geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy Cathie has been contracted by Saipem to interpret geotechnical conditions encountered at the Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm, off the coast of Fife, UK.

Cathie also supported the characterization and interpretation of the geophysical and geotechnical data, and the drafting of Geotechnical Interpretative Report alongside providing specialist support in the certification of the proposed foundation design methods.

Cathie has been involved in the NnG wind farm since 2011, supporting the initial stages of development. Over approximately 8 years, the company has provided geophysical and geotechnical survey consultancy, seabed risk management, and ground modelling.

Victor Terente, UK Engineering Manager at Cathie said: “We’re glad to be a part of the NnG offshore wind farm, providing dedicated support not only during the initial investigation stages but also during the wind farm foundation design process. We are confident that our geotechnical assistance will help achieving the certification of the proposed geotechnical design of the piles.”

Gareth Ellery, Business Development Director, added: “The Cathie team have leveraged every kW from over 40GW of global offshore wind experience to secure project value and positive outcomes for the NnG wind farm. Long term project involvement such as this is great for us and great for our clients. It is very satisfying to be able to see this project through detailed design and beyond into construction.”


When fully operational,
Neart na Gaoithe is expected to generate electricity for around 375,000 homes, or all of the domestic properties in a city the size of Edinburgh, and displace 400,000 tons of CO2 annually. It was awarded a CfD by LCCC in February 2015, with a strike price of £114.39/MWh. Developer EDF Energy is in the process prepping the project for construction, with work expected to start on the project in 2020 and the first commercial supply of electricity in 2023. Once fully operational, it is expected to generate electricity for around 375,000 homes, or all of the domestic properties in a city the size of Edinburgh, and displace 400,000 tons of CO2 annually.

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