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Offshore Wind Farms

Robin Rigg | Scroby Sands | Humber Gateway

SeaRoc Group began working with E.ON in 2012 providing GIS and associated services to their offshore wind farms Robin Rigg and Scroby Sands – this contract was extended with the Humber Gateway project in February 2018.

Key Client Requirements

  • Secure online viewer displaying key site data and geophysical data.

  • Analysis services to determine At-Risk cables and seabed issues based on geophysical data.

  • Crown Estate Liaison in regards to geophysical data packages including the creation of MEDIN metadata.

  • Ad-hoc services including analysis of current site issues, map creation, plotting of 3rd party results and data extraction requests.

What SeaRoc Group Provided

  • Seabed Monitoring: Identify issues such as scour pits around turbines and any exposed or cable free span sections. Results are provided in a report with detailed charts and as a layer on the online viewer.

  • Sediment Dynamics Mitigation: Calculation of volumetric changes within the seabed
  • Cable Prediction: a predicted surface model for a given time supported by a summary report. The prediction will be made on the basis of the trend derived from the analysis of other data.

  • 3D Visualisation: interactive 3D visualisation of the wind farm site with the latest bathymetry. A 3D visualisation enables the viewer to see how the cable relates to the current seabed conditions.

Key Benefits Experienced by E.ON

  • Knowledge of the data, site’s seabed and project history
  • Quick response times
  • Analysis services provide an in-depth analysis of seabed conditions enabling effective decision making