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Seaway7 Receives Fleming Award for Seagreen

It is with great pride that we share that Seaway7 has been awarded the prestigious Fleming Award for the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm project. The Fleming Award is awarded annually by the British Geotechnical Association to recognise excellence in project teams in the practical application of geotechnics in a project.

Seaway7 was the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contractor for foundations and cables on the Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm, a joint venture between SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies.

Dr Nawras Hamdan, Specialist Geotechnical Engineer, and Mark MacBeath, Project Engineering Manager, had the honour of presenting at Institution of Civil Engineers in London, on the 5th of December alongside Dr Trevon Joseph and Peter Loizides of Ramboll, the detailed design contractor for the project. The project team gave an overview of the Seagreen project and some of the geotechnical challenges encountered during the design and installation of the jacket foundations.

Dr Nawras Hamden said: ‘Seagreen is the world’s deepest fixed-bottom offshore wind farm, with very challenging ground conditions. I am proud to have been part of the project team which overcame these challenges by deploying suction caisson technology at a scale never seen before, and applying ground breaking installation refusal techniques with excellent innovative engineering work. I am delighted to have been able to represent the Seaway7 project team at the awards together with Mark MacBeath. We presented a small part of the project and there are many other colleagues who significantly contributed the success of the project’.

The prize money will be donated to OffshoreWind4Kids to inspire the future generation of offshore wind engineers and suction caisson experts.

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