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SSE tendering £3.5M ground investigation contract

wind farms

Renewable energy developer SSE is looking for a contractor to undertake off shore and near shore geotechnical works, laboratory testing and reporting at Arklow Bank, off the coast of Wicklow, Ireland.

The €4M (£3.5M) contract comprises of 25 boreholes and 50 cone penetration tests (CPTs) located across the Arklow Bank development area, to gather geotechnical data to support the preliminary and detailed design of wind turbines and foundations.

The boreholes should be composite boreholes, with a capability of sampling (push/piston, coring, hammer) and downhole CPT testing. Coring diameter shall be 100mm minimum. P-S downhole logging may be required.

SSE has requested that the CPTs shall be seabed frame with a minimum 200kN push force, and be seismic and PWP capable.

Any interested parties should be able to supply all management, technical support and labour, supervision, vessels, equipment, tools, materials, consumables and temporary works. As well as the resources for the handling, transportation, unloading and receiving, monitoring, measuring, drilling, testing, and quality assurance necessary for the delivery of the work.

It is expected that field works shall be completed by end September 2018, with laboratory testing and factual reporting delivered in early 2019.

The closing date for interest is 12 June 2018.

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