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Chris Dimelow, Lankelma General Manager Ground investigations on the railway are often challenging, with tight timescales – mainly during night-time and weekend possessions – on sites with difficult access and tight working space. Then there is the challenge of data quality and timely access to results. In the past, most rail investigations have relied upon […]
Joe Hobbs, Lankelma Technical Manager The cone penetration test (CPT) involves pushing a cone penetrometer – the cone – on the end of a series of rods, vertically into the ground at a constant rate of 20mm per second, to depths of up to 100m. The forces on the cone and the friction sleeve above […]
We are delighted to be one of the sponsors of a team of rowers taking part in this year’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge to raise awareness of plastic waste in the ocean. Starting in December, theOcean 5 team will row 4,800km from the Canary Islands to Antigua. Rowers will each row about 10 hours a day […]
Our rapid turnaround of test results gave engineers from consultant Hydrock more time to analyse data on a recent investigation in Coton Park in Rugby. Our tracked rig UK2 carried out 28 piezocone CPTs to a maximum depth of 20m through clays and silts that became very stiff at depth. Hydrock’s Ciaran Davis said: “We were very pleased with how Lankelma communicated […]
Our steam-pressured decontamination system for cleaning rods before they re-enter the truck kept our site team safe from potential harm on a recent project for Golder Associates in Tavaux, France. After a rapid mobilisation of our track-truck UK3 from the UK, we carried out seven piezocone CPTs, to between 20m and 30m depth, through chemical tailings at an industrial waste storage facility. We also carried […]
Our team came up with an ingenious, and sustainable, way of coping with a stiff clay layer when testing an embankment in a quarry in the south west. As well as following the normal procedure of using screw anchors to fix the minicrawler rig to the ground, we fitted a frame either side of the rig allowing two tonnes of quarry sand […]
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 […]
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.
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.
We’re exhibiting at this year’s Oceanology International 2018. Meet our team on stand D510 on 13th – 15th March at ExCel London.