Irish offshore consultancy, Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), has welcomed the addition of new senior geoscience staff to boost their existing capabilities in all things related to ground risk management. Following a steady influx of international work in the areas of survey management, geotechnical interpretation and ground model development, GDG have bolstered their existing team with the addition of three new members of staff. From office locations in Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands, GDG will continue to service clients all around the world.
GDG has welcomed Principal Geotechnical Engineer, David Donaghy, Principal Geophysicist, Dr. Lucy Catt and Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Joe Freshwater. With over 50 years collective experience in the offshore wind sector, GDG look forward to learning from their new colleagues and adding to the collective pool of offshore wind knowledge within GDG.
David Donaghy, a Geotechnical Engineer, Chartered Geologist (GSL and European) and Registered Ground Engineering Professional (ICE), brings with him 20 years’ experience internationally in both onshore and offshore areas of geotechnics, specialising in offshore geotechnical investigation and engineering including the planning and supervision of geotechnical investigation campaigns, advanced laboratory testing regimes and site characterisation. Prior to joining GDG, David worked as Head of Geoscience Competence Centre, focusing on the technical aspects and optimisation of geoscience methods and deliverables for multiple surveys spanning conventional wind, floating wind, cable routes and pipelines.
Dr Lucy Catt has worked on development and optimisation of ground models for offshore wind farms since 2010, for projects in the North Sea, Irish Sea, Taiwan Strait, and Eastern U.S. Seaboard. She has also provided geophysical Owner’s Engineer services for multiple wind farms, primarily in the Dutch sector. In addition to her work in offshore wind, she has contributed to major onshore infrastructure schemes such as Crossrail, the Thames Tideway Tunnel, and HS2.
Joe Freshwater has over ten years’ experience in offshore geotechnical site investigation industry for a variety of different O&G and OWF projects, in the North Sea, West Africa, Mediterranean, Taiwan and East Coast U.S. Extensive experience has been gained in many aspects from project design, project management, data acquisition, quality assurance, reporting, ground model and interpretative work, basic and advanced laboratory specification and management, and engineering analyses.
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