Geotechnical Design

Longitude provides specialist capabilities in geotechnical engineering and geoscience services, offering a comprehensive package of front-end project activities, design and analysis consultancy services, enabling us to mitigate ground risk at all stages of a project.

Our specialist engineers bring significant experience across all offshore energy sectors, including offshore Renewables’ projects.

Foundation Design

Our geotechnical design services are compliant with the latest regulatory guidance.  We offer a bespoke service for our clients, providing all necessary studies for the mitigation of geotechnical risk.

  • Basis of Design – including guidance on selecting the optimum foundation solution for a given set of conditions
  • Concept, FEED and detailed geotechnical design of shallow and deep foundations
  • Skirt penetration assessment for shallow bearing foundations
  • Penetration resistance of suction installed piles
  • Pile driving assessment considering up to date recommendations on calculation of resistance
  • Pile driving hammer recommendations and efficiency optimisation
  • Scour Assessment
  • Liquefaction and seismic studies
  • Settlement Assessment
  • Pipeline stability

Construction and O&M

Our design services continue through to the later stages of a project to ensure sound geotechnical design throughout a projects lifecycle.  Our services we offer our clients

  • Recommendations and design of installation support requirements
  • Back analysis of installation data
  • Leg penetration analysis for vessel movements with V-H interaction and leg extraction assessment
  • Anchor Penetration studies
  • Scour protection studies
  • Ongoing support for cable burial and protection
  • Final decommissioning support

Key Contacts

Lead Geotechnical Engineer

Newcastle, Longitude

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Case Studies View All

Floating Wind Array Mooring Development

Longitude are actively working with suppliers and geotechnical consultancies to investigate the loads and behaviour of shared mooring foundations for floating wind arrays. Building on existing research with single floating…