At WJ we work hard, but we also play hard, and after the success of our first staff holiday in 2022, twelve of our WJ UK staff, and two of our of staff from WJ ME returned to the slopes for a well-earned break!read more
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WJ Ski Trip 2023Dan Carpenter February 14, 2023
Sebastian Fisher 1972 – 2022Dan Carpenter December 12, 2022
Everyone is deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of former employee Sebastian Fisher, at a tragically young age.
Sebastian worked for WJ between 2000 and 2011, and was influential in our growth in the UK and internationally during this time, becoming recognised as one of the leading dewatering exponents in the UK.
We have many fond memories of Seb and send our condolences to Celeste and his family and friends.
Regent’s Park 10km Charity RunDan Carpenter November 28, 2022
WJ have had a global dewatering presence for more than 20 years with existing offices in the UK, Canada, London’s Regent’s Park is one of the capital cities 8 Royal Parks and is home to London Zoo, floral gardens, tranquil lakes and iconic statues and monuments. It is also home to London’s most popular 10k run.
WJ Group continues global expansion with new contract awards in the PhilippinesDan Carpenter November 21, 2022
WJ have had a global dewatering presence for more than 20 years with existing offices in the UK, Canada, Poland, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, and a history of working in many more nations. In April 2021, we were pleased to add the Philippines to this list after being awarded the USD $6m contract for the dewatering of the new Clark-Malolos Railway Station at Clark International Airport, approximately 100km north of the capital city of Manila.
WJ win BDA 2022 Industry Excellence AwardDan Carpenter November 17, 2022
Building a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future for everyone is a major part of WJ’s ethos, and therefore this week everyone at WJ is celebrating WJ’s Commachio plug-in electric drilling rig winning the the Industry Excellence Award at the British Drilling Association’s Annual Awards on Saturday 12 November, at the Gateshead Hilton.
Much of sub-Saharan Africa is considered to be in “economic water scarcity”, where water infrastructure is either poor or mismanaged despite sufficient water sources being present. One way to help manage this issue and provide long term water security to nations is through the construction of high-quality water wells and boreholes. In response to this, WJ, alongside Cranfield University, the British Drilling Association, and RedR UK, as well as a number of other industry partners, combined to provide the “Developing Groundwater” course during October 2022.
Dewatering London’s Newest River CrossingDan Carpenter October 31, 2022
The Silvertown Tunnel is a new twin bore road tunnel beneath the river Thames to connect the Greenwich peninsula to Silvertown in London’s docklands. The tunnels are being constructed by TBM and at 11.9 m diameter, the largest ever used in the UK.
WJ Charity Treasure Hunt in aid of Young MindsDan Carpenter October 3, 2022
On the afternoon of the 30th of September 2022, 24 of WJ’s staff from our HR and finance; tendering and design; technical; monitoring; and operations departments, and our Senior Management team took to the roads of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire as part of a charity treasure hunt on behalf of our chosen charity YoungMinds.
Ground Engineering Awards 2022Dan Carpenter September 12, 2022
On Tuesday 6th September 2022, WJ joined more than 800 clients, contractors, designers and geotechnical experts in Central London for the annual Ground Engineering Awards.
WJ supporting YoungMinds TrustDan Carpenter July 20, 2022
On Saturday 23 July 2022 our MD Richard Fielden will be setting off to cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats (approximately 1000 miles!) in just 10 days and is hoping to raise £10,000 for Young Minds Trust, a charity which works with children, young adults and their families to help to look after their mental health.