The NSWPH consortium is considering to facilitate connection of far offshore wind areas in the North Sea to the onshore electricity grid by means of an artificial island. PCR has been requested by NSWPH to perform a constructability analysis for two conceptual island designs (small and large).
The harsh conditions of the North Sea and the remoteness at the chosen location demanded a thorough analysis of the practical limits of working methods commonly applied.
In the study BPA assessed the technical feasibility of the island construction, selecting robust construction techniques and indicating the required capacity of the equipment (partly purpose build).
Services provided by Blue Pelican Associates
Assess workability and seasonal variation
Evaluate working methods and equipment for marine works
Scoping of working harbour and temporary protection dam
Assess net annual production rates
Conceptualize rock works: supply logistics and construction of rubble mound sea defense
Provide sketch for fabrication, transport and handling of concrete elements up to 95 ton