News archives for January 2012

Digital borehole logging for ground investigations

Following the successful completion of two years development and testing, Soil Engineering, has introduced the digital borehole logging system KeyLogbook into its ground investigation business.

The KeyLogbook system, supplied by Equipe Geosolutions jointly with software house Keynetix, is a rugged, tablet computer based system which revolutionises the way site data from ground investigations is captured, recorded and disseminated. Soil Engineering has been the primary Development Partner in taking the system from initial concept to a contract-proven working system. Exhaustive trials were carried out and system enhancements conceived and implemented before the equipment was put into use on its first contract commencing autumn 2011. This involved the formation of approximately 200 boreholes of various types, the majority including installation of groundwater monitoring instrumentation, across multiple sites for a major ‘blue-chip’ Client.

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Force Crag Mine Water Treatment Scheme

Soil Engineering is due to complete its latest commission awarded under The Coal Authorities Framework Agreement for Ground Investigation. The £80,000 project was to investigate Force Crag Mine in the Lake District.

The now abandoned mine, which was worked for Lead, Zinc and Barytes, is known to be a major source of metal contamination within nearby water courses and is also thought to contribute to reduced water quality levels in downstream water courses. These include the River Derwent and Bassenthwaite Lake which is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

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Appointed Sole Provider of Site Investigation Services at Dounreay

Soil Engineering has recently been appointed Sole Supplier of Site Investigation Services under the Dounreay Site Restoration Limited Framework Agreement.

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