Offshore Wind Design AS perform geotechnical engineering, analysis and design studies and projects for both the bottom fixed and floating offshore wind industry. Using the experience and engineering skills from the subsea oil and gas industry, we and our partners can provide support or complete work packages for the following geotechnical engineering activities.
- Geotechnical Design Basis
- Installation, Retrieval and Removal
- In-Place Resistance and Response
- Top Plate Vent and Suction Pump Design
The geotechnical engineering, design and analysis starts with generating the design basis for the scope of work. Offshore wind foundation design usually requires close cooperation with both the geotechnical and structural engineer. The design basis will include the codes and standards and the soil data (sand, silt or clay) and other parameters necessary to perform the geotechnical analysis and calculations. The loads and load combinations shall be stated together with the appropriate Factor of Safety. The design basis should also give the sign conventions, nomenclature and reference points.