OWC has been contracted to develop a ground model for a US offshore wind project and its cable route.
The unnamed project will be managed from OWC’s office in Boston, MA, USA.
Will Cleverly, managing director of OWC, said: “Our approach to ground modeling maximizes data value through GIS integration and analysis. We follow rigorous terrain and subsurface mapping principles, which, combined with extensive practical offshore acquisition and interpretation experience, allows us to produce quality outputs that focus on the key engineering project drivers. The primary objective is to characterize the seabed and shallow soils and to identify geohazards, focusing on the engineering end-use of the ground model.”
Cleverly added: ” OWC has built its ground experience with over 27 GW of offshore wind geotechnical site assessments and campaigns from projects in the US, Europe and Asia.“
The ground model will be part of the site assessment, construction, and operations plan that the client will submit to the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
The name of the client nor the contract value have been disclosed.