Jun 20, 2016

Highly Commended at the 2016 GE Awards

Structural Soils has been recognised again in the Ground Investigation Project of the Year category at the 2016 Ground Engineering Awards. 

Narrowly missing the top spot, Structural Soils was highly commended, with client Scottish Power Renewables, for the site investigation for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm. The project involved a landfall approach and a major horizontal directional drilling (HDD) crossing in Suffolk, UK.

This is the second consecutive year that Structural Soils has been a finalist in this category. Last year, the company won the award, with Horizon Nuclear Power, for work on Wylfa Newydd, a nuclear power station on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales.

The East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm is a £2 billion project being progressed to construction by Scottish Power Renewables. The wind farm will have up to 100 turbines with a combined output of about 714 MW, offshore substations, and seabed and onshore cables to connect to an existing substation at Bramford. Structural Soils was commissioned to conduct a landfall approach and major HDD crossing ground investigation for a new onshore cable route for the offshore wind farm.

Structural Soils director, John Lawrence, comments “It was always going to be a tough category to win after winning this award last year and standing in good company with our major site investigation competitors. Being highly commended shows we remain market leaders.”

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