Horizon Geosciences and Atlantic Marine have teamed up to provide a new seabed geotechnical investigation spread comprising the vessel Atlantic Carrier and Horizon’s seabed CPT and sampling systems.
Horizon Geosciences’ managing director Rich Metters stated that the spread is being mobilised due to increased demand for its geotechnical site investigation services particularly from the offshore wind industry.
The 200kN seabed CPT system has an existing track record of conducting shallow and deep push tests in the North Sea having until recently been deployed in combination with the company’s geotechnical drilling rig from the vessel Horizon Geobay. Taking advantage of the standalone launch and recovery system that accompanies the 200kN CPT it will now be mobilised over the moonpool of the Atlantic Carrier in combination with a vibrocorer and offshore soils testing laboratory. The equipment spread is suitable for gathering geotechnical data in support of preliminary site assessment, ground model development, specific turbine location investigations as well as export cable route and inter array cable investigations.
Atlantic Marine commented that they are really pleased to be working with Horizon Geosciences on these projects as the Atlantic Carrier is an excellent vessel to use for geotechnical works. There will be a crew onboard who are experienced with CPT operations and are looking forward to these and future projects.
The spread has two confirmed projects within the North Sea offshore wind sector and is presently available for further work from mid-October.