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VALUABLE DATA INSIGHTS COMBINED WITH FIRST-HAND PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE TO ENGINEER THE OPTIMAL INSTALLATION METHODOLOGY

Geo 2-min

Acteon’s consultants have first-hand offshore experience in installation engineering and data acquisition, enabling us to provide a pragmatic, and grounded, view of the project lifecycle.

We provide end-to-end advice and guidance to steer projects to a successful conclusion; offering realistic solutions that result in enhanced project schedules and/or commercial efficiencies.  

By working in partnership with contractors and operators, Acteon provides long term and/or ad-hoc support covering concept/feasibility, tendering, engineering and offshore support to deliver commercially attractive and schedule optimised solutions that mitigate risk associated with ground conditions. Using a risk-based approach, we develop mitigation strategies through engineering design and/or further data acquisition studies. 

Engaging early with our customers means we can apply leading geotechnical knowledge to undertake industry standard, or complex engineering tasks to meet the project objectives with cost-effective solutions. 

Solving your most pressing challenges

Acteon applies leading geotechnical knowledge to undertake industry standard or complex engineering tasks with cost-effective solutions.

How can we obtain an operationally critical cable burial risk assessment to meet a tight project schedule?

Acteon solution 

Reactive and agile, we deliver operationally critical support at pace. We identify potential risk and develop mitigation strategies such as cable route adjustment and proposing cable burial through engineering, resulting in the delivery of timely solutions to optimise projects. 

Proof points 

  • We recommend installation methodologies and help the customer decide on the best option; for example, deciding when cable burial is necessary through a rigorous risk assessment approach. 
  • We use geospatial information system (GIS) to provide insights into integrated ground characterisation and as a tool to assist with foundation design and the development of a foundation hazard register (FHR). 
  • Our globally integrated teams work in an agile manner to provide 24/7 response and support to our customers across multiple time zones. 
  • We have global reach, and experience, of regional ground conditions and engineering challenges across all major offshore areas. 

How can we mitigate the risk of complex installation methodologies?

Acteon solution 

By analysing the available data and reviewing any subsequent assumptions we undertake studies to improve project understanding and develop more efficient solutions to mitigate the risk of complex installation methodologies. 

Proof points 

  • We provide engineering solutions to complex challenges, using finite element analysis (FEA) software when required, as a tool to design or validate options.
  • We identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies through engineering design and/or further data acquisition studies. 
  • We have global reach, and experience, of regional ground conditions and engineering challenges across all major offshore areas. 
  • We reduce environmental impact through recommending installation methodologies that are more efficient and help the customer decide on the best option. For example, this could be validating unprecedented monopile diameter foundations for which allow for larger turbines and therefore more efficient energy generation. 

What options are available for long-term geo-consultancy support throughout a project’s life cycle?

Acteon solution 

Acteon provides an end-to-end advice and guidance service to steer customers’ projects to successful conclusions. We offer realistic solutions that result in enhanced project schedules and commercial efficiencies. 

Proof points 

  • By reviewing sub-seabed conditions across a customer’s development site, we can advise on the suitability of foundation solutions based on in-place installation and commercial performance.  
  • Acting as an independent party to verify designs, we provide validation of project plans to manage or mitigate risk, steering the project to successful completion. 
  • We retain specific project knowledge by only using experienced personnel who are fully engaged with our customers long-term challenges which reduces risk throughout the project cycle and provides solutions that reduce project expenditure. 
  • Our globally integrated teams work in an agile manner to provide 24/7 response and support to our customers across multiple time zones. 

We need a service provider who can engage early in the project phase to review the objectives and existing knowledge base to identify any gaps

Acteon solution 

Acteon works in partnership with customers from the offset and throughout the whole project lifecycle to identify challenges to clearly define a correct development strategy to deliver operationally and commercially efficient projects. 

Proof points 

  • We integrate knowledge and expertise with other business segments within the Acteon group, including Marine Foundations, to draw from their installation experience to foresee potential challenges ahead of time and provide the insight and information to mitigate them. 
  • Reviewing available data and characterising a site at concept phase influences customers’ future decisions and enhances project planning. 
  • We recommend solutions ahead of installation which can be provided by other Acteon segments to facilitate project continuity and retain knowledge.  
  • We reduce environmental impact through recommending methodologies that are more efficient and help the customer decide on the best option. For example, this could be a noise mitigation strategy to comply with regional legislation which would be implemented through the Acteon Marine Foundations segment at the installation stage. 

Geo-services specialisms 

Working in partnership with contractors and operators allows us to provide long term and/or ad-hoc support when required throughout a project’s entire lifecycle.