An integrated geological characterisation of marine ground conditions for offshore wind foundations in the North Sea
PhD candidate: Hannah Elizabeth Petrie
Main supervisor: Christian Haug Eidge (UiB-GEO), Co-Supervisors: Haflidi Haflidason (UiB-GEO) & Timothy Watton (Equinor)
August 2020 – September 2023
RESEARCH GOALS, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
a. Investigate how geological conditions influence design of offshore wind foundations and anchorsb.
b. Investigate how integrated geological-geotechnical models can facilitate safe and more cost-effective foundation designc.
c. Acquire acoustic data and cores to investigate key geotechnical challenges and provide recommendations for scope of site surveys in previously glaciated areas