Engineering and Geotechnical Modelling of a Seabed - Trade Events

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This workshop, organised by Department for International Trade and Scottish Development International, is the first one in the series of workshops planned later this year during which different aspects of offshore wind projects will be covered.  This one will cover geotechnical modelling of a seabed and unexploded ordnance (UXO).

Potential areas for offshore wind developments are determined by maritime spatial plan. Such plan is currently being proceeded in Poland. Obviously all fields will require in depth geotechnical investigation and seabed modelling as well as scanning for any explosive remnants of war. Contractors understand that the key to a successful project lies in increasing efficiency and ensuring accuracy, while keeping costs down.

Different techniques are being used nowadays to enhance detection accuracy.

Digital geophysics for UXO surveys have been documented to drastically reduce the number of unidentified UXO. Digital surveys allow the area to be analysed for depth, size, and the nature of the target, helping to distinguish UXO from harmless scrap metal or magnetic components in the soil.

Digital geophysical surveys can often represent huge amounts of data. This workshop will demonstrate only a flavour of available data handling tools and software being utilised in geotechnical modelling, as well as detecting and identifying objects in the seabed.

UK companies excel at geotechnical studies and are able to collaborate with overseas markets in order to comprehensively supplement offer of the incumbent firms and institutes in the field.

You are encouraged to join this unique learning opportunity.


Introductory video: UK offshore wind sector in a nutshell


Welcome and introduction from British Embassy Warsaw

Janusz Bil

Director, Energy & Renewables Export
British Embassy in Warsaw

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Lena Grupinska

Senior Trade Manager – Poland and Baltics
Scottish Development International

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Ground conditions of the Polish Baltic Sea – key findings.

William Cleverly

Managing Director

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Ana Pirrone

Geotechnical Engineer

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Geotechnical engineering and seabed suitability for offshore wind farms – looking at all the different elements.

Matthew Laing

UK Business Development Manager / Senior Project Engineer
Cathie Group

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The use of advanced acoustic survey techniques for modelling the sub-seabed in 3D

Chris Almond

Business Development Manager
PanGeo Subsea

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UXO Identification and Clearance using ROVs.

Job Biersteker

Business Development Manager

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The Department for International Trade (DIT) promotes British businesses worldwide. DIT is an international trade department, responsible for:

  • Bringing together policy, promotion and financial expertise to break down barriers to trade and investment, and help businesses succeed;
  • Promoting British trade and investment across the world;
  • Building the global appetite for British goods and services.

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DIT is looking to attract inward investors into the UK while at the same time making sure that companies in the UK can export their goods to the wider world.

The UK has a very enviable record in the installation of offshore wind. The UK has been driving this market for a number of years now and is the single largest country with the installed base for offshore wind with over 10 GW of installed capacity in UK waters.


UK strengths in clean industries:

  • The UK is the world leader in low carbon and the statement on net zero by 2050  was announced recently. This will act as an accelerant for the transition to low carbon economy.
  • We have made sizeable steps in the decarbonising our electricity – we are world leaders in offshore wind with above 10GW of installed capacity and committed to 40GW by 2030.
  • We have driven the cost reduction in offshore wind as well as in solar – enabling cost competitive renewables across the world.
  • Because of the experience gained from installing large number of wind farms (over 30) we have expertise in operation, maintenance and marine services. The UK has engineering and project management expertise that is essential in the successful delivery of offshore wind farms. 
  • The UK has developed a strong and stable regulatory framework to drive investments in the clean growth sectors.
  • The huge scale of the UK industry has led to a growing and innovating offshore wind supply chain capability across the wind farm life-cycle, from surveys and feasibility, to manufacture and supply, installation, operation and maintenance, and related financial and professional services.

Scottish Development International is Scotland’s trade and foreign direct investment agency.

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Scottish Development International is Scotland’s trade and foreign direct investment agency. Its aim is to encourage more overseas businesses to set up a location here, invest in Scottish businesses or buy Scottish products. We do this by providing information, partnering with businesses and investors who want to set up or invest here, and helping businesses find the connections they need.

We can also help businesses around the world access the huge range of high quality products and services offered in Scotland. Whether you’re looking to import our top-quality products – from whisky and salmon to cutting-edge tech – access our professional services or use our specialised expertise for your project, we can help you find the suppliers you need.