Marine Foundation Engineering

Multiconsult deliver a wide range of services within the field of marine foundation engineering. A group of highly motivated and skilled geotechnical engineers provides these services.

Multiconsult possesses special qualifications and expertise required in order to develop the optimal foundation concept for all conditions in nearshore to deepwater developments. The challenges related to developing the optimal foundation concept are: functional requirements, installation requirements and cost.
Multiconsult delivers geotechnical design for all marine foundations, such as subsea structures, anchoring systems, large concrete platforms (GBS), jacket steel structures, offshore wind foundations and deep water bridges.

The development from early phase to installation consists of the following phases, where Multiconsult holds world class geotechnical experience:

  • Planning and supervision – offshore soil investigations
  • Feasibility/Concept studies
  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED)
  • Detail Engineering
  • Follow-on engineering
  • Site supervision
  • Offshore Installation
  • Decommissioning/removal

Oil and gas

Having been part of the ”Norwegian oil and gas adventure” right from its start, Multiconsult looks back on 40 years of experience in the field of offshore installations. Today, Multiconsult contributes with multidisciplinary engineering competence to the development of oil and gas fields worldwide. The foundation concepts for the oil and gas industry typically consist of mudmats, suction pile(s), piling and gravity base structure (GBS).

Offshore wind

Multiconsult holds broad experience in foundation design for offshore wind turbines. Our project portfolio includes both floating and fixed wind turbines, and typical foundation concepts are, suction anchors, monopoles (both driven and suction assisted) and gravity base structure (GBS). Multiconsult is also involved in PhD- work for horizontal support of large-diameter monopoles.


Multiconsult is involved with deep-water bridges for e.g. fjord-crossings on the Norwegian West coast. This work includes a PhD for application of offshore foundations for infrastructural projects.

Multidisciplinary competence

Our geotechnical engineers are part of the strong interdisciplinary environment in Multiconsult, and work closely with other engineering disciplines such as structure, energy and infrastructure. This unique competence allows Multiconsult to offer interdisciplinary elaboration of complete working packages.