Offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy
Cathie Associates provides geotechnical and geophysical engineering consultancy services to the oil, gas and renewable energy industries.
We bring a unique, independent, focussed brand of technical engineering expertise to our clients who need expert, value adding and innovative solutions. By leveraging the wealth of expertise in our team in conjunction with knowledge and IP gain through R&D, we are able to provide positive project outcomes for the management of risk and the development of infrastructure design solutions for all matters relating to the sea bed.Read More
Cathie Associates have been involved in the Borkum West II project since 2008 until the construction phase acting as the Geotechnical Expert (Sachverständiger für Geotechnik as per BSH designation) for the turbine and offshore substation foundations and Geotechnical Designer (Fachplaner für Geotechnik) for the turbine tripod foundation piles. Our responsibilities consisted of the preparation of […]
KCI and Cathie Associates have recently completed a joint research project on the effect of ground conditions on the structural design and the natural frequency of offshore wind turbines supported by monopiles. We have investigated promising alternatives for current design methods which allow us to optimize the dynamic behavior and fatigue life of the structures. […]
Ground Engineering published an interesting article about the use of Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) in the October issue. Gareth Ellery, Senior Engineer at Cathie Associates, shares his point of view. “Guidance is needed because people undertaking HDD projects don’t have a common point of reference for best practice guidance” – Gareth Ellery Read and download […]