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Introducing WJ’s new drilling rig!

Last week WJ took receipt of a new Soilmec SM14 drilling rig. A welcome addition to WJ’s already extensive fleet of drilling rigs both in the UK and across the world!

Soilmec are internationally renowned and respected suppliers of drilling rigs, who WJ have had a long partnership, and the SM14 is the latest addition to our fleet, a fleet which already contains several trusted and reliable Soilmec drilling rigs!

The SM14 is a compact and versatile tracked rotary drilling rig that allows WJ to continue to provide excellent efficiency and high quality service to all of our customers, allowing us to work in a wide variety of environments from tunnels, shafts and basements to wide open spaces. The rig is fitted with a variety of safety features, including a rig guard cage and radio remote control, to ensure the high levels of health and safety that WJ strive for on all projects can be maintained.

The rig is perfectly designed to work on a wide range of WJ projects, including wellpoint, deepwell and ejector well dewatering system installations, and will be out on site soon where it will be put through the paces by our team of experienced drillers.

For more details on the services WJ offer please visit our Services Page, or contact our head office on 020 8950 7256.

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Dan CarpenterIntroducing WJ’s new drilling rig!

WJ Chairman presents Keynote Speech for Fleming Award Ceremony

WJ Groundwater Chairman, Dr Toby Roberts, with former colleague and BGA Chairman Dr Martin Preene

On Wednesday 6th December, WJ Groundwater’s Chairman, Dr Toby Roberts, was invited to present the keynote speech at the award ceremony for the illustrious Fleming Award, at the Institute of Civil Engineers in central London.

 

The Fleming Award, won by WJ in 2006 for their works on the Govan Tunnel project in Glasgow, is an annual award presented by the British Geotechnical Association to recognise excellence in the practical application of geotechnics as part of a larger project, with a strong emphasis on teamwork displayed by the various disciplines across the project team (For more information on the Fleming Award visit here). The 2017 award was presented to the PISA Project, comprising Oxford University, Imperial College London, DONG Energy, The Carbon Trust and SOCOTEC UK (For more information on the 2017 Award visit here). Dr Roberts was invited to present the prestigious keynote speech at the ceremony, taking place whilst the judges deliberated over who the award should be presented to. The speech, entitled ‘Groundwater control for excavations in Cork, Ireland’, covered a series of dewatering case studies from the extensive redevelopment of Cork over the past 20 years.

WJ have a long history of working and providing dewatering in Cork, having undertaken more than a dozen projects during this time period, including the recent Navigation Square and South Mall developments on the River Lee in the east of the city.

For more information of Dr Roberts’ talk please visit the British Geotechnical Association website here.

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Dan CarpenterWJ Chairman presents Keynote Speech for Fleming Award Ceremony
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Come and visit WJ at Contam Expo 2017

WJ Groundwater will be exhibiting at the Contamination Expo at the Excel Exhibition Centre in London’s historic docklands on the 27th and 28th September 2017.

 

 

The Contam Expo, returning for its second year, is one of the biggest exhibitions of its kind in the UK covering sectors as broad ranging as Land Remediation, Spill Response, Clean Air Technology, Hazardous Materials, Nuclear Decom, and the Geotechnical Industry, with talks by industry leading experts and the opportunity to visit stands manned by the leading companies in each sector.

 

 

 

 

 

WJ Groundwater will be exhibiting on both days, and can be found on stand C3172Designers, Engineers, Project Managers and Directors will be attending both days and will happy to explain all of the services we have on offer.

 

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Dan CarpenterCome and visit WJ at Contam Expo 2017
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WJ contribute to award winning project!

WJ Groundwater are pleased to announce that one of our recent projects in Scotland has been announced as the winner of a prestigious industry prize. WJ were awarded the contract to undertake dewatering works at the site on the outskirts of Glasgow between July 2015 and July 2016, and helped to contribute to the project which was recently awarded ‘UK Project with a Geotechnical Value up to £1.0m by Ground Engineering magazine.

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Dan CarpenterWJ contribute to award winning project!
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UK Update : Anchorsholme Phase 2 Storm Water Pumping Station

WJ Groundwater are pleased to announce the successful commissioning and switch on of their latest project in Blackpool, northern England. This project follows on from other recent projects in the local area, including the Phase 1 works at Anchorsholme in 2016 and at Lennox Gate in 2017.

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Dan CarpenterUK Update : Anchorsholme Phase 2 Storm Water Pumping Station
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UK Update: Lennox Gate Shaft – Main Works Dewatering

WJ Groundwater is pleased to announce its latest dewatering project in Blackpool – once the home of the tallest roller-coaster and one of the most recognizable buildings in the UK, the Blackpool Tower.

This project is based at Blackpool South and has been devised in order to improve the quality of the local bathing water and for flood protection. The capacity of the local sewer network is to be increased, and this includes updating one of the town’s pumping stations – Lennox Gate. and construction of a new storage tank at Fishers Field.

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WJ GroundwaterUK Update: Lennox Gate Shaft – Main Works Dewatering
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Qatar Update: New Year, New Office Environment

The beginning of a new era has been ushered in at the Doha headquarters in Qatar. WJ Groundwater Qatar has finally bid farewell to 2016, the Fereej Kulaib office and moved to new premises in Fereej Bin Omran. The move was finalised on the last day of February (2017).

Read more here at our Middle East news page: HERE

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WJ GroundwaterQatar Update: New Year, New Office Environment
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UK Update – New operations base acquired

WJ Groundwater is pleased to announce that since the beginning of February 2017, the company has become proud owners of some additional new business premises. The new yard, office, workshop and warehouse has been purchased to take over from operations at our Clipstone Yard. It has been a long standing ambition of the directors of WJ to own our main yard for the long term financial security of the company and to allow us to develop a facility for our specific needs to a high standard.

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WJ GroundwaterUK Update – New operations base acquired
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