Offshore project starts initial work this month

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Contractors have been appointed and ground works are set to start on a scheme that will see Whitby vecome a service port for the offshore wind industry.

Dalby Offshore Services announced this week that site investigation works will commence mid-month and are expected to go on for about one week.

This will involve a drilling rig on Endeavour Wharf and some additional trenching work.

The core samples extracted by the drilling rig will be used to confirm the substrata below Endeavour wharf and the information used to design the building foundations.

The car park surface will be reinstated after the works are completed.

An updated folder of design drawings will be available for public viewing from today (Friday) and can be viewed at the Tourist Information Centre on Langbourne Road.

The move follows the borough council’s Cabinet granting perrmission for the design and lease for the development at Endeavour Wharf.

Since then the following appointments have been made.

The project manager will be Leeds based firm, Crowthe Turnbull Booth.

Structural Engineers are Cooper Consulting Engineers of Leeds.

Ground Investigations will be carried out by Solmek from Stockton-on-Tee and the mechanical and electrical Engineers are EDCM, Leeds.

Dalby Offshore, first founded in 2007, supplies crew and vessels to the shipping industry and also the expanding offshore renewable energy sector.

The company has worked at offshore wind farms in the United Kingdom, Sweden and Holland since 2010 and in the last couple of years has been looking at using the port or Whitby, it’s harbour and surrounding infrastructure for wind farm developments off the east coast of the country.