Offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy

Cathie Associates Strengthen Commitment to US Energy

We are pleased to announce the opening of operations in the USA with the appointment of a Vice President. The move is part of Cathie Associates’ drive for international expansion and will enable improved support of the US offshore energy industry, following creation of Cathie Associates Inc., at the turn of the year. Sean McDonald […]

Risk Mapping for Coastal Infrastructure

We are delighted to announce that an informative article on Risk Mapping for Coastal Infrastructure produced by Cathie Associates’ Aline Rabain and Christian Herisson,  has been published in Edition no 193 of French journal, Geologues. Follow the link to read the article in full. Available in both English and French.

The Value of Good Survey Management

It is easy to think of survey management and client representation as just another cost, particularly against a backdrop of cost reduction and commoditisation. However, selecting the right consultant to provide good survey management, technical support and offshore representation can add value and achieve a significant ROI on their fees. The Role of a Great […]

Pedal Power for Renewable World

On 10th & 11th of June, a team from Cathie Associates took on the Renewable World challenge of a lifetime: cycling 215 miles/345 km in 2 days from Durham and Edinburgh (UK) to raise money to bring clean energy to some of the 1.3 billion people in the world who have no access to electricity. […]

Consortium To Investigate Floating Offshore Wind Logistics

Cathie Associates have been appointed as part of a consortium led by LOC Group, to investigate the infrastructure and logistics challenges faced in the development, construction and maintenance of utility-scale floating offshore wind farms. The investigation report and recommendations have been commissioned by the Carbon Trust on behalf of the JIP partners DONG, Engie, Eolfi, […]

Cathie Associates Commits to US Offshore Wind

Leading offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy, Cathie Associates, have formed a US entity: Cathie Associates Inc in Boston, Massachusetts. The move is part of the company’s plans for international expansion and will enable them to serve offshore wind development in the USA. David Cathie, CEO and founder of the international consultancy commented: “We have […]

Geotechnics: Cost-Effective Backfill Solution

As one of the only industry contributions to the highly regarded Canadian Geotechnical Journal, a paper co-written by Cathie Associates enables more cost-effective pipeline protection solutions, by avoiding overly conservative burial depths. The publication is part of a special issue on pipeline geotechnics, one of Cathie Associates’ special areas of expertise. Recommendations for the modelling […]

Cable Burial Risk Assessment Guidelines Adopted Globally

The Carbon Trust’s Cable Burial Risk Assessment (CBRA) guidelines, co-authored by Cathie Associates, have now been used as far afield as the CERES Project in Australia. In addition to the now commonplace use of CBRA guidelines for offshore renewables and HVDC interconnectors, this represents a significant step forward in the acceptance of CBRA as best […]

Cathie Consortium for DONG Energy Wind Power

Global leader in offshore wind DONG Energy Wind Power has selected Cathie Associates, Ceteal and Ghenova to provide support for its offshore wind farm projects over the next five years. Industry leading independent offshore geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy, Cathie Associates, have teamed up with independent marine structural engineering company, Ceteal, and multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy, […]

Geotechnical Investigation Article featuring Cathie Associates

GeoDrilling International magazine contacted us last month asking us to get involved in a Offshore Drilling feature in their September edition of the magazine. Business Development Manager and Senior Engineer based in our Newcastle Office was interviewed by the magazine’s editor and the result was a very well put together article on geotechnical investigation techniques, […]

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