Graduation Thesis student wanted to develop installation prediction model

Interested in working for an up-coming start-up? Do you have an affinity for data-crunching and software modeling? Are you interested to learn more about soil-mechanics? Do you like your wind turbines to be placed at sea? Then you are in luck! We are looking for a student to perform a graduation thesis based on our new technology for the installation of offshore wind turbines.

At GBM Works we are working on the future of offshore wind turbines. Specifically, we are working on the foundations on which they are placed. These foundations are large diameter monopiles, up to 8 meters in diameter and 70 meters in length. Currently, these monopiles are driven into the seabed using large hammers. This method is expensive, time-consuming and so loud that it is can cause hearing loss in marine life such as seals and whales. We are developing a new machine, the Vibro-drill, to solve these problems.

You will join our team to design and program software to predict the installation process of a monopile at sea using the Vibro-drill technology. This will involve the analysis of data we have gathered with our scale tests, performing theoretical research and building a model based on your findings. This will be done with support from an assistant professor at the Delft University of Technology.

If you think you’re up to the task send us an email or give us a call!


  • Offshore Engineering Student at Delft University of Technology

Starting: November 2017
Duration: 9 months