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Winter 2014 Newsletter

31st March 2015

Catch up with the latest news in our Winter 14 Newsletter

Blog: The challenges of working on the railway

5th November 2014

Lankelma Operations Director Ben Magee says Network Rail’s new Plant Operator Scheme is changing the way specialist contractors, including geotechnical companies, work on the railway and has implications for the entire rail industry.

New seismic test set to improve foundation design

New seismic test set to improve foundation design

9th October 2014

Lankelma’ s new, improved seismic cone penetration test (CPT) to help engineers better design earthquake-resistant foundations. The new seismic equipment is now being used by our 21 tonne 6×6 CPT rig, which has carried out more than 90 investigations in New Zealand since May 2012 as part of work to rebuild the city devastated by earthquakes in February 2011.

Field trial helps chalk research

Field trial helps chalk research

15th September 2014

Lankelma has trialled a new CPT technique in north Kent, as part of a research project aiming to improve the design of piles subjected to cyclic loading in chalk – such as those supporting wind turbines.

Heathfield 6th in British Paratriathlon Championships

17th August 2014

Lankelma-sponsored GB paratriathlete Adrian Heathfield battled through tricky conditions and difficult transitions to come sixth in the British Paratriathlon Championships in Liverpool on 10 August.

UK3 tracks straight and true in Middlesbrough

UK3 tracks straight and true in Middlesbrough

30th June 2014

Lankelma’s UK3 4 x 4 track truck mounted CPT unit coped easily with tricky site conditions during a ground investigation in Saltersgill, Middlesbrough, in May.

New Minicrawler CPT rig gets to work

New Minicrawler CPT rig gets to work

20th June 2014

Lankelma’s new Minicrawler Cone Penetration Test (CPT) rig hit the ground running on its first contract, a residential development project in London, in May. The rig, which is just 758mm wide, can be transported by Ford Transit-type van to site and can pass through a standard doorway. It has a very quiet engine and chassis, […]

Lankelma-sponsored Paratriathlete races twice in May

Lankelma-sponsored Paratriathlete races twice in May

18th June 2014

Lankelma-sponsored GB paratriathlete Adrian Heathfield competed in two ITU World Paratriathlon races in May: in Besançon, France on the 25th, and in London’s Hyde Park in London on the 31st.

Lankelma sponsors CPT14 in Las Vegas

5th June 2014

Geotechnical specialist Lankelma was a gold sponsor of CPT ’14, the 3rd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing, which was held in Las Vegas from 12-14 May 2014.

Olympic paratriathlete hopeful supports Lankelma’s cycle to work day

Olympic paratriathlete hopeful supports Lankelma’s cycle to work day

21st May 2014

Ashford paratriathlete Adrian Heathfield has helped encourage staff from Lankelma to take part in its annual cycle to work day. Adrian, who is in Team GB’s world class squad for paratriathlon, joined the group of intrepid cyclists on their 30km early morning ride from Ashford International Station to Lankelma’s head office in Iden on 21st […]