SSE Renewables has awarded a contract to Cathie and British Geological Survey to develop a ground model for the FEED design of the Berwick Bank and Marr Bank offshore wind farms off the east coast of Scotland.
Cathie and British Geological Survey said the site of the projects at the mouth of the Firth of Forth is complex and has been subjected to multiple glaciations.
They said the ground model will be used to mitigate seabed risk and to drive the engineering and development options for the projects.
The geospatial nature of the modelling will provide insight into the engineering geological hazards and conditions of the past that could have a bearing on the development, the partners added.
Cathie’s Newcastle based team will lead the project and work together with BGS geoscientists who are based at the Lyell Centre in Edinburgh.