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.”