Gordon Jackson

Director Marine & Offshore Structures Arup Ltd.

Gordon Jackson is a chartered engineer with over 30 years’ experience. Having trained as a Civil Engineer and Naval Architect, he is now Arup’s design director for offshore structures.

 Gordon has extensive experience in the feasibility, conceptual development and delivery stages of offshore projects. The emphasis throughout has been on the application of value engineering to problems and on the development of innovative construction and installation methods with the aim of reducing capital cost, or schedule.

Originally working in the oil & gas sector, Gordon has been involved in the delivery of eight major concrete or steel platforms, including the award-winning Wandoo and Hang Tuah projects. Over the last six years, Gordon’s emphasis has switched to the renewable sector where he has developed piled and self-installing AC substation solutions as well as industry-leading HVDC converter station designs for UK and German offshore wind developers and transmission operators. Gordon has also carried out technical due diligence on all the UK Round 1 and 2 substation platforms transferred to OFTOs over the last five years.


Agenda Day 1

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

2:40 PM Floating foundations: Design concepts

• Floating foundations, by eliminating the depth constraint and easing turbine set-up, could open
the way for power generation from deeper waters
• ARUP’s research and development programme for floating foundations for wind turbines:
Foundation targeted at intermediate water depths of 60-100m that would be likely to feature in
future UK licensing rounds
• A conical floating foundation to support a wind turbine emerging from an evaluation of spar-type
• Motion characteristics – configuration for quayside mass-production to give an efficient
cost-effective turbine support solution
• Results of scale model testing

Agenda Day 2

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

1:40 PM Interactive Forum: Installation – Developers point of view – Marine installation point of view

• Factors that complicate or delay installations
• Ensuring the project is delivered to the highest standards, on time and on budget
• Change management
• Risk management
• Project reporting

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