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Geotechnical engineering

High voltage substations
High voltage substations

High voltage substations We have for the last 10 years assisted in the design of high voltage sub stations.  Working with electrical contractors and designers, we have designed sub station buildings and external electrical compounds from 11kV to 600kV, designing one of the only self build 600kV substations in Scotland.  Working with EDF Energy Renewables and their contractors, we provided a…

Geology and Ground Risk
Geology and Ground Risk

Over the years we have supported a number of projects in the energy sector with the assessment of ground risk and geological issues. These can be simple desk based assessments to more detailed ground investigations and walkovers.  They may also involve a more detailed assessment from specialist firms, for example two moorland sites in Scotland we were involved with where used during…

Bombs away
Bombs away

We have worked with a leading bomb specialist on one of the wind farm sites in Scotland to identify the bomb risks on the site.  Following initial desk studies, we identified previous use during WW2 as a bombing range for a Polish Tank regiment and following detailed investigations and walkovers, a number of bombs and ordnance were recovered from the…