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Case Study • Nearshore CPT Geotechnical Site Investigation for Ceres Renewable Energy Project in South Australia • Probedrill

Ceres Renewable Energy Project
Nearshore Geotechnical Site Investigation
Geotechnical Contractor
Yorke Peninsula, Australia

In April and May 2016, Probedrill successfully completed seabed testing for the international developer Senvion, for the Ceres Project on South Australia's Yorke Peninsula.

The Ceres Project is one of the largest renewable energy projects in Australia and involves connecting a high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable located under the Gulf of St Vincent, directly to Adelaide's power grid. The AU$1.5 billion project has development approval for up to 197 wind turbines on the Yorke Peninsula, with the first power expected to flow in 2018.

Probedrill completed a 14-day nearshore geotechnical site investigation comprising cone penetration testing (CPTU) testing Golder Associates, and also worked alongside SEAS Offshore who completed the vibrocore sampling campaign, and Maritime Constructions who provided the workboat.

Using the suction anchors on our seabed CPT system, we were able to achieve over 10 tonnes of thrust from a 4.5 tonne rig, and testing down to 5m within waters that were up to 30m deep.   

With the success and smooth operation of this recent work, we look forward to the opportunity to undertake further underwater work.  

Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in obtaining further information on our Seabed CPT equipment.
SEAS Offshore (Submersible Equipment & Services) is a privately-owned Australian company that has been delivering high quality vibrocoring and environmental surveying systems to a range of domestic and international clients since 1983. SEAS Offshore vibrocoring systems are manufactured in Coffs Harbour, Australia.... More

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