Offshore Foundations & Supporting Structures Forum

Future Offshore Foundations Forum


Cathie Associates

Cathie Associates provide geoscience and geotechnical engineering consultancy services to the oil, gas and renewable energy industries.
The industry leading engineering consultancy brings a unique, independent, focussed brand of technical engineering expertise to clients who need expert, value adding and innovative solutions.
Cathie Associates are able to leverage the wealth of expertise in their team and
combine this with knowledge and IP gained through R&D. It is this which allows Cathie
Associates to provide positive project outcomes for the management of risk and the
development of infrastructure design solutions for all matters relating to the sea bed.


Fistuca is a young, dynamic and ambitious company that started as a spin-off of the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Since 2008 Fistuca has designed and built innovative equipment for the foundation industry. In 2011 Fistuca started the development of BLUE Piling Technology for driving large offshore piles. In 2015 the Dutch offshore heavy equipment supplier Huisman acquired a stake in Fistuca, allowing further growth. Currently operating from the Buccaneer in Delft, Fistuca is working to shape the future of the offshore energy industry

Van Oord

Van Oord was established in the mid-19th century. It grew over time by acquiring leading dredging and marine engineering firms. As a family-owned company, Van Oord focuses on future generations and long-term business relationships. We feel at home in every country and make a visible contribution to the world.

Universal Foundation

Universal Foundation – a Fred. Olsen related company - is an offshore foundation company responsible for bringing the Mono Bucket to the offshore wind industry. A unique concept in offshore wind engineering the Mono Bucket combines the key benefits of a gravity base foundation, a monopile and a suction bucket. It is recognized by industry as the foundation solution for the latest generation of offshore multi-MW wind turbines and stands as a key Balance of Plant component with the potential to significantly lower the Levelised Cost of Energy.

The Mono Bucket has been trialled, tested and delivered in projects at

• Frederikshavn (Denmark)
• Horns Rev 2 (Denmark)
• Dogger Banke (United Kingdom)
• Dudgeon (United Kingdom)
• Hornsea (United Kingdom)

Universal Foundation also holds the contract to deliver 6 Mono Bucket foundation at the US project Icebreaker in Lake Eire.

Jan De Nul

Innovation, expertise and sustainability. These are the corner stones of Jan De Nul Group’s success. Thanks to its skilled employees and the world’s most modern fleet, Jan De Nul Group is a leading expert in dredging and marine construction activities, as well as in specialized services for the offshore industry of oil, gas and renewable energy. These core marine activities are further enhanced by Jan De Nul Group’s in-house civil and environmental capabilities offering clients a complete package solution.

Our professional and innovative solutions are trusted across the industry. Whether it concerns the construction of the new locks in the Panama Canal or a new port complex in Western Australia, together with our customers, we build for further economic development.

ST³ Offshore

ST³ Offshore - a leading European manufacturer of steel foundations for offshore windfarms. The new ST³ Offshore serial manufacturing plant located in Szczecin, Poland, is employing leading edge mass manufacturing techniques. Our production lines are specifically designed for jackets and transition pieces, combining consistently high standards with maximum efficiency.

In the short period we have been operating, we have increased our production capacity to allow the yearly production of 150 transition pieces, 50 final assembled jackets and 80 sets of jacket components.

SPT Offshore

www. sptoffshore .com

SPT Offshore is the leading offshore contractor for suction pile anchors and foundations. SPT Offshore manages and undertakes EPCI projects worldwide, from installing single suction anchors to mooring lines and complete self installing platforms.


DNV GL - Energy supports customers in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply. They deliver world-renowned testing, certification* and advisory services and their expertise spans on- and offshore wind power, solar, transmission and distribution, smart grids, sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations.

*The testing, certification and advisory services are delivered independent from each other.

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what attendees say....

"As expected, perfectly organised, relevant presentations" - Head Of Tendering, Offshore Wind Foundations
"Once again it was excellent: my technical recharge" - Lead Structural Engineer
"Technically stimulating, broadened my knowledge in foundation-related fields and renewed my optimism in meeting the cost reduction challenge." - Senior Structural Engineer