Structural Soils (an RSK company) was commissioned by GeoSea NV (part of DEME NV) to carry out a £72,000 intrusive ground investigation at Gunfleet Sands on behalf of DONG Energy.
The site was located off shore within the North Thames Estuary, approximately 7 km south-east of Clacton-on-Sea, Essex. The area of investigation was approximately 7.5 km2.
The purpose of the work was to investigate ground conditions and provide information for the design of foundations for an offshore wind farm including wind turbines and transformer stations.
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