News archives for September 2012

Core Scanner Demonstrated at EIG 2012

Soil Engineering Geoservices Limited recently exhibited one of the company’s Core Scan II units at the Extractive Industries Geology Conference 2012, held at Edgehill University, Ormskirk.

The 2012 Conference was the latest in a series of highly successful biennial conferences, which are renowned for providing a unique scientific and technical shop window for the non-petroleum extractive industries.

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Shaking the Foundations of Geo-Engineering Education!

In early July 2012, Soil Engineering Geoservices Limited Technical Manager, Matthew Baldwin, took part in an international conference in Galway, Ireland, titled ‘Shaking the Foundations of Geo-Engineering Education’. Matthew had been invited to present his paper which was titled ’Key skill sets for use in geotechnics – a contractor’s view’.

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Soil Engineering Geoservices Limited appoint UK Operations Manager

Tristan Llewellyn has been appointed UK Operations Manager for Soil Engineering Geoservices Limited. Tristan has been with the Company for 11 years, most recently in the role of Grouting Manager.

In his new position Tristan will be responsible for directing the company’s core operations of Site Investigation and Grouting across all operating regions in the UK.

He will work with the existing management team to ensure resources are effectively deployed across both business streams, promoting integration and flexibility to achieve the best possible efficiencies within the business.

Lab undertakes rock testing from South Africa

The geotechnical testing laboratory of Soil Engineering Geoservices Limited has received a batch of rock core samples from the Thyspunt region of South Africa.

The one hundred and twenty, 76mm diameter samples of Quartzite, Sandstone and Shale are scheduled for Unconfined Compressive Strength testing with Young’s and Poissons Ratio measurement.

Each sample is cut and prepared for test in the laboratory prior to testing.

All results are recorded and reported individually and electronically in AGS format.

The laboratory expects to receive a further two batches of samples from South Africa and is on course to complete the full programme of testing within the specified time frame.

These samples, together with rock testing generated from the UK site investigation market will make Q3 2012 the busiest quarter for rock testing the laboratory has ever had.

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