Soil Engineering Geoservices has appointed Tristan Llewellyn as its new Business Unit Manager

Mr Llewellyn has been part of Soil Engineering Geoservices for 14 years. He replaces Peter Redford, who retired after 13 years with the specialist geotechnical contractor.

Mr Llewellyn has a BSc and MSc in Applied Geology; he is a fellow of the British Geological Society and resides on the BDA Main Committee which is the recognised governing body of the UK geotechnical drilling industry.

As of 1st September 2013, Mr Llewellyn took full responsibility for the overall running of the Soil Engineering Company and all its business streams.

Soil Engineering and BachySoletanche develop a win, win, win solution for grouting sites

Soil Engineering Geoservices have implemented the use of a dust free mixing system on one of their bulk infill grouting sites.

As part of the on-going works currently being undertaken for Network Rails Borders Rail scheme, SEG were asked to carry out grouting works adjacent to a hospital.

In order to minimise noise, vibration and air pollution and improve the working environment for the site staff, SEG worked with the intergroup expertise of Bachy Soletanche to develop the dust free mixing system. The outcome is a system capable of mixing up to 200t of PFA grout per shift, with minimal dust produced. The computer controlled mixer produces a consistent grout, of reliable characteristics, mix after mix after mix after mix. The system controls its own material silos and water supply, using a MAT SC20K mixer station and requires only a single operator to manage the plant, whilst the 6m3 storage pan allows a significant buffer quantity to minimise delays in grout injection.

In testing, commissioning, and now in full production, the dust output of the system is virtually nil, and the electric power plant ensures low noise levels and reduced vibration, thus providing a much improved operator environment. The self-weighing system incorporated with in the plant ensures accurate material control, and minimises wastage whilst providing a high quality product consistently.

Not only is the system sympathetic to ever increasing environmental demands it also improves production and reduces waste ensuring a win, win, win situation for grouting sites.

Soil Engineering Geoservices are looking forward to working with Northumbrian Water Ltd

Soil Engineering Geoservices have been appointed as one of three site investigations contractors to provide Northumbrian Water Ltd with site investigations services under a Framework Agreement.

The agreement which will run for an initial three years with an option to extend for a further two years is for the provision of Geotechnical Site Investigation Services in connection with the on-going capital investment infrastructure maintenance programme.

Services will be provided to Northumbrian Water Limited in both the North and South operating areas; Northumberland Water in the North East of England, and Essex & Suffolk Water in the South East of England.

Soil Engineering proposes to administer the Framework centrally from their Leeds office under the control of a dedicated Project Manager. The north east region will also be serviced from the Leeds office whilst operations in the south east will be serviced from SEG’s Camberley office. All geotechnical laboratory testing will be carried out at the Soil Engineering’s in house UKAS accredited laboratory at Leeds.

Soil Engineering main sponsor of BDA Driving Site Safety

Soil Engineering Geoservices are pleased to announce that they are main sponsor for the forthcoming British Drilling Association Seminar Driving Site Safety.

18th June 2013, at The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS.

The event will cover such topics as:

  • What are the drivers towards improving Health and Safety?
  • What is new?
  • How can compliance be achieved?

With speakers from Health and Safety Executive, PAS 128 Drafting Team,
DETS, London Thames Tideway Tunnels, VINCI Construction UK Limited and BDA the seminar will be of interest to all those involved with the geotechnical drilling industry.

Success for Soil Engineering at the GE Awards 2013

Soil Engineering Geoservices celebrated winning three awards and being highly commended at last week’s Ground Engineering Awards.

The awards are for:
UK Project with a Geotechnical Value up to £1m – Crusader Avenue, Glasgow
Product & Equipment Innovation – Digital Data Collection from Ground Investigations – Key Logbook
Ground Investigation Specialist of the Year
Soil Engineering were also Highly Commended in the category of Technical Excellence for the work carried out at London Bridge Station. The entry for this award concentrated on the multi-point sampling undertaken within deep shafts.

Soil Engineering Geoservices now a fully registered supplier on Achilles UVDB

Soil Engineering Geoservices Limited are now a fully registered supplier on Achilles UVDB for the following products / services:

2.9.7 Concrete Services
4.1.6 Reservoir/Dam/Weir/Lock
4.1.23 Land Reinstatement Services
4.1.25 Foundation Services
4.1.53 Ground Work/Levelling Works
4.3.11 Borehole & Well Drilling
4.6.1 Technical Consultancy
4.6017 Scientific Consultancy
4.6.19 Archaeological Consultancy & Surveys
4.6.27 Geotechnical Site Investigation Services
4.99.5 Testing & analysis Services (Utilities)
4.99.11 Diving Services

Soil Engineering Geoservices received scores of between 79.5 % and 96.4% when assessed for Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality practices and procedures as a registered supplier on Verify.

Soil Engineering Geoservices announce the appointment of Sam Finch

Geotechnical specialists Soil Engineering Geoservices are delighted to announce the appointment of Sam Finch as a Principal Engineering Geologist working out of the Camberley office.


Soil Engineering’s Matthew Baldwin represents United Kingdom for part of Eurocode 7 rewrite

In early April 2013 Matthew Baldwin attended a face to face meeting of geotechnical experts in Madrid. This group forms evolution group 11 which is one of the 14 groups tasked with rewriting all of Eurocode 7 parts 1 and 2.


More Parameters for Soil Engineering

Due to ever-increasing demand, Soil Engineering Geoservices Limited [SEGL] have recently increased their investment in equipping rigs within their drilling fleet with Drilling Parameter Recording [DPR] equipment. This capability now extends across the range from compact crawler-mounted multi-function rigs to high capacity rigs capable of drilling to depths in excess of 150m


Soil Engineering Geoservices shortlisted as finalists in the Ground Engineering Awards 2013

Soil Engineering submitted entries for four GE Awards 2013 categories:

  • UK Project with a Geotechnical Value up to £1m – Crusader Avenue, Glasgow
  • Product & Equipment Innovation – Digital Data Collection from Ground Investigations
  • Technical Excellence – Multipoint Sampling Within Deep Shafts
  • Ground Investigation Specialist of the Year


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