Water and Environmental Divisions have combined with GCS Geotechnical and other
specialist service providers within GCS to provide a specialised Renewable
aim of the unit is to provide a cost eﬀective and eﬃcient service to our
clients, which is tailored to the speciﬁc requirements of each project.
GCS Renewable Energy Unit draws its experience from all divisions of the
company including Geotechnical, Water, Waste, Environmental and GIS.
renewable energy projects begin with a review of project needs to define the
required material properties. From there follows a site investigation of soil,
rock, fault distribution and bedrock properties on and below an area of
interest to determine their engineering properties including how they will
interact with, on, or in a proposed construction.
Engineering Services to include:
Desktop Studies, Feasibility Studies, and Site Investigations for solar and
geological, hydrogeological and geotechnical data are often a notable unknown
factor in the design and operation of renewable energy projects, the lack of
which may pose a significant risk to the project. GCS offers a phased and
systematic approach towards site assessment, implementation and construction
supervision and the identification and mitigation of geotechnical constraints.
including test pitting, auger boreholes, borehole drilling, in-situ sampling
and testing, penetrometer testing including DPL, DCP, DPSH and CPTu.
including resistivity, magnetic, electromagnetic, seismic, GPR and gravity
surveys. Pile Load testing of rammed piles.
testing including percolation tests, double ring infiltrometer and Lefranc.
drilling and in situ borehole testing including SPTs, pressure meter,
Lugeon/Packer tests. Plate-load tests and compaction assessment for founding
laboratory testing and analysis for disturbed and undisturbed samples.
Water services to
Flood lines &
for water supply,
Investigation for Geological site characterisation,
impact assessments, and
Services to include:
Water Use Licensing
Aquatic Specialist Studies