Ryder Geotechnical delivers boulder interaction study for Danish Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm

Ryder Geotechnical Limited, a Tekmar Group Company, is delighted to have supported Jan De Nul Group with the delivery of a spudcan boulder interaction study for the 600 MW Danish Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm (DKF) located in the Danish Baltic Sea.

The study quantified the risk of surface and buried boulders to the Vole au vent jack-up installation vessel, thereby, enabling the boulder removal requirements to be determined, removing unnecessary conservatism, reducing offshore exposure hours and reducing seabed disturbance.

The key to the success of the project was the development and implementation of the boulder removal criteria specific to the site conditions and spudcan make-up, criteria developed by Ryder. This enabled the boulder removal requirements to be reduced where the ground conditions were less onerous and the risk of spudcan damage could be managed.

Tekmar Group’s, Tekmar Energy, recently announced a contract award for the supply of 150 patented TekLink® cable protection systems and patented sealed hang-off clamps for DKF. The project demonstrates how Tekmar Group’s complementary technologies and services support multiple stages of an offshore wind project life cycle from assessment and analysis through to design, build and protection.

Ryder Geotechnical Limited is part of Tekmar Group plc alongside AgileTek Engineering Limited, Subsea Innovation Limited, Tekmar Energy Limited and Pipeshield Limited. Tekmar Group works together to provide leading technology and services to the global offshore energy markets.