The Normand Baltic is fitted with an offshore soil laboratory, enabling our geotechnical engineers to immediately conduct soil classification and determine strength parameters for design, analysis and assessments in real time whilst offshore. The data allows our engineers to perform spudcan penetration and/or pile capacity/installation analysis onboard as the borehole progresses, allowing an optimisation of the actual borehole depth.
The laboratory is equipped with the necessary tools to conduct standard soil and rock tests. Routine sample handling, photography, classification and storage are part of the everyday work process in the laboratory. The testing regime on samples varies and can be tailored to your project.
Recovered samples are stored in a temperature-controlled environment prior to shipment to an onshore facility.