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Verifying soil mixing in Finland

Verifying soil mixing in Finland

4th July 2018

We have just finished carrying out more than 150 CPTs and insitu shear vane tests to provide an accurate measurement of soil mixing column shear strength in Kittila, Finland. The 18m long columns were being used to raise a mine tailings dam. Michel Julien, Vice-President, Environment, Agnico Eagle Mines, said: “I would like to take […]

From Ireland to France

From Ireland to France

21st June 2018

After completing a successful nearshore site investigation project in Southern Ireland, Lankelma’s Sandpiper C-5 jack-up is on the way to the next project in France.        

Meet the team: Chris Player

Meet the team: Chris Player

  Reporting Engineer Chris Player has been with us for a couple of years. He is part of the engineering team, responsible primarily for data analysis and reporting.

Lankelma to showcase coastal and nearshore expertise at Oi18

Lankelma to showcase coastal and nearshore expertise at Oi18

12th February 2018

            We’re exhibiting at this year’s Oceanology International 2018. Meet our team on stand D510 on 13th – 15th March at ExCel London. 

Eric Zon speaking at the Coastal Development Seminar

Eric Zon speaking at the Coastal Development Seminar

11th January 2018

Eric Zon, Lankelma Managing Director, will be presenting at the Coastal Development Seminar held in London on 31st January 2018.

Joe Hobbs speaking at CPT in Geotechnical Practice seminar

Joe Hobbs speaking at CPT in Geotechnical Practice seminar

Joe Hobbs, Lankelma Technical Manager, will be speaking at Equipe Group’s Cone Penetration Testing in Geotechnical Practice seminar held at Brunel University on 30th – 31st January 2018.

Full steam ahead

Full steam ahead

19th December 2017

The new rail facility at our head office is enabling us to further develop our rail-specific CPT rigs and equipment. “CPT has been used successfully on railway investigations across the UK in recent years,” said Lankelma General Manager Chris Dimelow. “We have developed on-track plant and equipment designed specifically for investigations in the four main […]

Working all the angles

Working all the angles

Our highly versatile excavator-mounted inclined rig solved the challenge of testing next to a road in Oxfordshire this summer. UK21 carried out 35 CPTs, to a maximum depth of 25m, at the proposed locations of drainage culverts for the road, at angles of between 20° and 55°. “UK21 was originally developed to carry out CPTs […]

Strong defences

Strong defences

Our jack-up platform Sandpiper is playing a key role on an investigation for a flood defence scheme in the east of England. We have been commissioned by the BAM Nuttall and Mott MacDonald joint venture to carry out 13 overwater CPTs from Sandpiper, four of which will include seismic and pressuremeter testing, to target depths […]

Going deeper in London

Going deeper in London

The combination of our lubricating module and CPT rams proved invaluable on a basement car park investigation in central London in October. We were working for Geotechnical and Environmental Associates (GEA) and carried out a single CPT to 26m, using our lubrication module to help the cone penetrate the underlying London Clay. The team then […]