Tags: offshore foundations
A milestone in offshore wind
On behalf of Ørsted, the first of 20 offshore wind turbine foundations using suction bucket technology (SBJ) has successfully been installed in the German sector of the North Sea. “We are happy to finally see the first installation in place. Now we want to make sure that the installation phase is executed in the best possible way,” said Peter Buhl, SBJ foundation project manager at Ørsted.
Improved offshore environmental monitoring
Risk of spills and leaks from offshore oil and gas production is a major challenge and threat to the environment. A new measurement method based on research and development can help prevent disasters, with major economic and environmental consequences.
New Managing Director at NGI Perth
After two successful years, current MD of NGI Perth, Andrew Deeks, is stepping down and relocating to Europe. Co-founder of the Perth office, Noel Boylan, has been appointed as new MD on April 3rd 2017.
New research collaboration to reduce offshore wind costs
NGI will chair the REDWIN Project - a new research collaboration for more economical offshore wind energy. The production of renewable energy increases year by year in Europe, and the development of offshore wind is crucial for a future without fossil fuels. However, overall costs need to be reduced in order to make offshore wind competitive.
Mariner jacket safely transferred to barge
The jacket structure for the platform at Statoil's Mariner-field in the UK sector of the North Sea was safely transferred to the towing barge at the yard in Cadiz at the southern coast of Spain on the 25th of July. The operation is documented on a timelapse video. NGI was in the project from the start, performing geotechnical FEED for the pile and mudmat design.
Oslo welcomes the world’s offshore geotechnicians to ISFOG 2015
“A milestone in the international research collaboration providing better and more reliable offshore installations. It is also an acknowledgment of Norway’s and NGI’s position as global technology leaders in offshore foundations.”
Pioneering suction pile technology; NGI innovators in Offshore Energy Center Hall of Fame
Knut H. Andersen, Rune Dyvik and Per Sparrevik will be inducted in the Offshore Energy Center's Hall of Fame in Galveston, Texas USA. All three have been pillars of the NGI team working on off-shore foundations.