Senergy highlights cost reduction measure for offshore windfarms at All-Energy

Senergy Richard OrrenImproved use of the Ground Modelling approach could be significant contributor to the reduction of the costs of developing offshore windfarms.

This was the theme of a paper that Senergy presented yesterday at a conference session at the UK’s largest renewable energy conference, All-Energy in Aberdeen.

Richard Orren, global technical head of Senergy’s Survey & GeoEngineering group, shared his expertise with delegates at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference (AECC) by explaining why optimising the ground modelling approach can be used for better risk management and more cost effective development of a project.

He was one of the speakers at the conference session entitled Offshore Wind 2: Rising to the Challenges of EMR and Cost Reduction which took place at the AECC’s Fleming Auditorium. The session was chaired by David G Blunt, CVO and Managing Director UK at Gamesa UK.

Mr Orren is a geophysicist with 34 years’ experience in the offshore survey industry, in the application and management of engineering geophysics. Starting his career in the seismic exploration sector, he moved into engineering geosciences before becoming more involved in technical and business development aspects.

In his current role, Richard manages engineering geophysics consulting activities and supervises technical staff and consultants, in addition to undertaking some hands-on project management, on both renewables and oil and gas work. He has a degree in Geophysical Sciences and is a member of the Society of Underwater Technology’s Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics committee.



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