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Biohuts, or ‘fish hotels’ as they became affectionately known at SLPE, were part of our approach to creating a nature inclusive design for the Hollandse Kust (Noord) offshore substation (OSS) substructure design.
Biohuts form an artificial reef on the OSS’ jacket substructure by replicating the ecological function of a shallow water nursery, including features such as rocks, sand and submerged aquatic vegetation.
Pre-installed onto the jacket braces, Biohuts create a complex habitat for young marine species to gather and thrive away from predators. Each biohut was partially filled with oyster shells, which serve as an excellent breeding environment for species ranging from North Sea crab and lobster to pollock and cod. The fish hotels are carefully located on the jacket, avoiding the main current, under the splash zone, ensuring a benign environment that will further encourage biodiversity. If required, the modular structural design allows for biohuts to be replaced over the lifetime of the structure.
The design can be easily replicated for use on other substructures. If you look carefully you will see these biohuts on the Hollandse Kust (west Alpha) OSS jacket, which was recently designed by SLPE.
SLPE are delighted to announce the award for the detailed design of the Hollandse Kust Noord offshore transformer station jacket and foundations...
We are delighted to announce that Sea and Land Project Engineering (SLPE) has been awarded the turbine foundation concept design contract for...
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the detailed design of the Hollandse Kust (west Alpha) offshore substation jacket and foundations.
Engineering design consultancy, Sea & Land Project Engineering, has changed its name to SLPE and launched its new brand identity.
Following the launch of its new brand identity, engineering design consultancy, SLPE, has launched a new company website.
We proudly look back on the part we played in the development of the SeaMade offshore wind farm, currently the largest operational wind farm in the Belgian North Sea with a combined output of 487 MW.
Offshore engineering design consultancy, SLPE, has announced its move to a new office in Central London to accommodate its growing team, which has doubled in size in the last year.
Offshore structures are typically fabricated in sections onshore, transported to site and assembled offshore. Grouted connections are one of several connection methods used to connect the various structural sections offshore, such as...
We are thrilled to announce that Sam Lawes, who joined SLPE as a Graduate Engineer in 2011, has climbed the ranks and recently been promoted to Head of OSS Substructures.
Independent engineering consultancy, SLPE, has appointed Nick Terry into a new role as Head of WTG Substructures. This appointment reflects the company’s ongoing growth and continued focus on the offshore wind market, covering the design of foundations for both wind turbines and offshore substations.
TenneT’s Hollandse Kust (Noord) OSS substructure is now entering the final stages of fabrication with the roll up completed and the 2-part cable deck now successfully installed.
We are pleased to announce that Melvin Lau has been promoted to the role of Principal Engineer...
We are looking forward to attending this year’s Global Offshore Wind exhibition...
We are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Harry Stanley, who has joined SLPE as a Structural Engineer.
Over the coming months, we would like to introduce you to some of the innovative, hard-working, world-class talent we are fortunate enough to have working here at SLPE. We feel immensely proud of each member of our team, all of whom work tirelessly to ensure we deliver the exceptional offshore engineering services and customer service we believe our clients deserve...
We had a great time at RenewableUK’s Global Offshore Wind exhibition last month. Always good catching up with the companies and people we work with, as well as seeing past colleagues from SLPE. It was also an opportunity to meet some of our more recent clients for the first time. All in all, excellent event with a lot to offer.
The jacket substructure for TenneT’s Hollandse Kust (noord) offshore substation, designed by SLPE, has been successfully installed at its offshore destination, approximately 18 km off the Dutch west coast.
Since SLPE’s inception back in 1986, we have gained a vast wealth of engineering experience and knowhow in the design of offshore substructures. In particular, our work has focused on the concept and detailed design of jacket and monopile substructures for a number of wind farm projects, primarily in European waters. Over the next few months we will be exploring these projects with a range of infographics, with an emphasis on project location, type, concept type, and employed technology and sustainability innovations.
In 2021 we had the privilege of delivering detailed designs for three separate offshore wind farm projects, including Saint-Brieuc, Hollandse Kust (noord) and Hollandse Kust (west Alpha). Our work included developing a distinct OSS substructure detailed design for each of the projects.
Offshore engineering consultancy SLPE has been awarded the wind turbine generator (WTG) foundation detailed design contract for Red Rock Power Limited and ESB’s Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm.
This was all of us at SLPE last Friday, about to head out to celebrate our annual Christmas lunch! As always, it was a festive, Christmas jumper-laden affair, celebrating the season, our families, friendship, and another successful year for everyone at SLPE...
This month, our founder, Brian Smith, delivered a fascinating presentation on the history of SLPE, from its inception to present day. It was an eye-opening and enriching experience, seeing how the business has grown and evolved over the years, not to mention a compelling reminder of just how much experience SLPE has built up over the years.
We had the recent pleasure of seeing the Saint-Brieuc offshore substation jacket under construction at the Heerema Fabrication Group yard in Vlissingen. Saint-Brieuc Offshore Wind Farm is the first large-scale offshore wind farm in Brittany. SLPE was brought on board to deliver the detailed primary and secondary steel design for the jacket sub-structure and pile foundations.
Nick Terry, Head of WTG Substructures, shares his thoughts on the Scotwind award of seabed leases below.
Ibrahim joined SLPE in 2020. He arrived with a broad wealth of experience working with steel structures across infrastructure and building sectors. Building on his experience of designing telecommunication towers and outdoor media structures, Ibrahim has successfully delivered structural designs of cable decks, internal and external platforms, boat landing systems, and a variety of secondary steel components for offshore wind.
It has now been a whole year since we moved to our new Central London office. How time flies!
Today (Thursday 28 April) marks the UN’s official World Day for Health and Safety at Work. This year’s theme is focused on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has caused a shift in working arrangements, for instance, our dependency on meeting online. Attention has also been given to the benefits of occupational health and safety systems. At SLPE, are proud to have recently achieved our certification for ISO 45001:2018 (Health & Safety Management System), which reflects our health and safety-driven attitude.
Sustainability is at the forefront of our thinking. Everything from our business conduct to the outputs we deliver utilise environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable solutions. With this in mind, we asked our team for their thoughts on sustainability at SLPE. This is what some of them had to say: