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Strata Geotechnics speeds ahead with new highways Ground Investigation contracts

Van Elle’s VeTrak restricted access rig can deliver comprehensive GI in tight spaces

Van Elle subsidiary Strata Geotechnics announces major contract wins in the highways sector for Ground Investigation (GI) programmes. The business is currently working on a number of key highways projects, including:

M27 J4 – 11 SMART Motorways Providing priority ground investigation that will uncover preliminary geotechnical information to help inform the requirements for piling and any retaining wall designs.

A428 – Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Improvements Providing preliminary investigations and surveys that will help build up a picture of the type of soils, rock types and groundwater. This will inform the design and civil engineering solutions to build the road, bridges and its junctions.

On these projects Strata Geotechnics are deploying their VeTrak® restricted access drilling machine in addition to their extensive cable percussion and rotary drilling rigs. Strata engineers will utilise an innovative cloud based key-log book system, so that real time results can be fed back to the project management team to provide instantaneous ability to make quick and key decisions.

Strata Geotechnics Director, Andy Johnston commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded these prestigious contracts and proud to help enable successful project outcomes for Highways England and their supply chain.  Our teams are utilising innovative ground investigation techniques to provide our clients with a better service and value for money. ”