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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 […]

Meet the team: Paul Dimelow

Meet the team: Paul Dimelow

Projects Engineer Paul Dimelow says asking annoying questions has helped him develop his career with Lankelma. Paul took up the role of Projects Engineer in September, after two years as a CPT operator. “I joined Lankelma in 2015, starting out as a trainee. I was a complete geotechnical investigation novice but was soon asking my […]

Lankelma’s Independence Day

Lankelma’s Independence Day

21st August 2017

Lankelma will go on as an independent company after the takeover of the Gardline group by Boskalis, of which Lankelma is not part. We will be very happy to support the new Gardline/Boskalis group for any on land or nearshore operations and we wish them every success. Lankelma will be building on its position as the […]

Meet the team: Joe Hobbs

Meet the team: Joe Hobbs

8th August 2017

Technical Manager Joe Hobbs oversees the technical aspects of all our testing, sampling and reporting, ensuring our work is of the highest quality.

Open day success

Open day success

18th July 2017

Lankelma’s open day on 14 July gave attendees the opportunity to get ‘up close and personal’ with the latest CPT techniques.