Geotechnical News


TDI-Brooks Develops Tool for Enhanced Soil Testing

Jul 12, 2023

TDI-Brooks, a company specializing in geotechnical and offshore survey projects, said Wednesday it had developed and tested a new instrument called the Auto-Minivane.  'The Auto-Minivane instrument is a self-contained, stand-alone miniature vane shear testing device that can be used in a 0…

PGS Secures 'Large' Offshore Wind Farm Characterization Contract in the U.S.

Jul 03, 2023

Norwegian offshore survey services firm PGS said Monday it had won a 'large' offshore wind farm site characterization contract in the U.S. from a 'leading renewable energy company.'PGS will use the Sanco Swift vessel which is rigged as an offshore wind site characterization vessel…

Fugro and Fraunhofer IWES Collaborate on Surveys for German Wind Farm Sites

May 22, 2023

Germany's Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency has awarded Fugro a geophysical survey contract for two offshore wind farm sites in the German exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Sea. Working in collaboration with Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES)…

Fugro Bags Offshore Survey Work in UAE

Apr 17, 2023

Dutch offshore survey services firm Fugro has won a site characterization services contract in support of what it said was one of the largest long-term field development programs in the United Arab Emirates.Starting in April 2023, Fugro will conduct multiple offshore surveys…

France's RTE Taps Fugro for Geotechnical Survey for Offshore Wind Substations in Mediterranean Sea

Apr 13, 2023

French transmission grid operator Réseau de Transport d’Electricité (RTE) has awarded Fugro a contract to perform a geotechnical investigation for future offshore substations (OSS) at two floating wind farm sites in the Gulf of Lion in the Mediterranean Sea…

Acteon's TerraSond and Benthic Win Floating Offshore Wind Survey Work in Scotland

Apr 06, 2023

Acteon's Data and Robotic division's geo-services brands TerraSond and Benthic have secured a combined geophysical and geotechnical survey work scope with the BlueFloat Energy and Renantis Partnership for the Bellrock and Broadshore offshore wind farms northeast of Aberdeen…

Hartshead Resources to Conduct Site Surveys at Two UK North Sea Locations

Apr 06, 2023

Oil and gas company Hartshead Resources plans to conduct site surveys at two locations in the UK North Sea at the Anning field site.According to a notice to mariners issued by Charles Keiller & Associates Limited, the 1km x 1km survey would be conducted in Block 49/17b…

Seabed Surveys Start for Two 1GW Offshore Wind Farms in Scotland

Apr 06, 2023

Thistle Wind Partners (TWP) has launched seabed surveys for its two ScotWind projects – the 1GW Ayre Offshore Wind Farm and the 1GW Bowdun Offshore Wind Farm.The Ayre offshore wind farm is a floating wind project to the east of Orkney, while…

Fugro to Buy Two Topaz Platform Suppliers and Convert them Into Geotechnical Vessels

Feb 23, 2023

Dutch seabed survey firm Fugro will buy two 83.4-meter-long platform supply vessels, Topaz Endurance and Topaz Energy, and convert them into geotechnical vessels.'The offshore renewable energy market continues to grow rapidly, leading to high demand for Fugro’s services and strong backlog growth…

Petrobras Taps Maersk, Alcatel for Mero Field PRM System

Feb 15, 2023

The Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras has awarded Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) and Maersk Supply Service (MSS) the contract for the supply and installation of a Permanent Reservoir Monitoring (PRM) system on the giant Mero field offshore Brazil…

Floating Energy Allyance Selects Ocean Infinity for Offshore Wind Farm Survey

Feb 14, 2023

Floating Energy Allyance (FEA), comprising of BW Ideol, Elicio, and BayWa r.e., has appointed Ocean Infinity to carry out an initial geophysical and geotechnical site investigation at its Buchan floating offshore wind project, 75 km to the northeast of Fraserburgh…

Fugro Wins Survey Deal for Gas Field Project Offshore Brunei

Jan 18, 2023

Dutch offshore survey firm Fugro said Wednesday it had received a 'sizeable' contract from Petronas Carigali Brunei, for the Kelidang Cluster gas field development project.Under the contract, Fugro will carry out various site characterization…

Crown Estate-funded Survey Program Drives Floating Wind Development in Celtic Sea

Dec 20, 2022

The Crown Estate for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland has announced its first major investment in surveys to help with the construction of floating offshore wind farms in the Celtic Sea. 'The awarding of the first contracts marks an important…

DeepOcean, Akvaplan-niva to Use ROVs, USVs for Environmental Studies in Offshore Energy Space

Dec 05, 2022

Subsea services provider DeepOcean has signed a collaboration deal with Akvaplan-niva regarding the potential utilization of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and unmanned glider vehicles (USVs) to perform environmental studies for offshore wind and oil and gas developments…

Fugro Expands Geotechnical Vessel Fleet

Nov 30, 2022

Dutch offshore survey company Fugro has expanded its geotechnical vessel fleet with the Fugro Quest vessel. According to Fugro, the vessel is equipped with advanced deep-water technology.'Fugro uses this type of vessel to determine the exact composition of the soil…

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