awards

WJ Chairman presents Keynote Speech for Fleming Award Ceremony

WJ Groundwater Chairman, Dr Toby Roberts, with former colleague and BGA Chairman Dr Martin Preene

On Wednesday 6th December, WJ Groundwater’s Chairman, Dr Toby Roberts, was invited to present the keynote speech at the award ceremony for the illustrious Fleming Award, at the Institute of Civil Engineers in central London.

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Dan CarpenterWJ Chairman presents Keynote Speech for Fleming Award Ceremony
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WJ contribute to award winning project!

WJ Groundwater are pleased to announce that one of our recent projects in Scotland has been announced as the winner of a prestigious industry prize. WJ were awarded the contract to undertake dewatering works at the site on the outskirts of Glasgow between July 2015 and July 2016, and helped to contribute to the project which was recently awarded ‘UK Project with a Geotechnical Value up to £1.0m by Ground Engineering magazine.

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UK Update: Construction News Awards Update

Richard Fielden, Mark Pickett, Gary Holmes and Neil Coulter attended the 20th Construction News Awards held at the Grosvenor Hotel on 14 July 2016 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

WJ Groundwater was been named as a finalist in the category Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover up to £100m). Unfortunately, they were beat to the top spot this year.

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WJ Groundwater Shortlisted for Specialist Contractor of the Year Award

WJ Groundwater has been named as a finalist in the category Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover up to £100m) at the 20th Construction News Awards (2016).

Before the awards, all finalists will attend face-to-face judging by members of the 61-strong jury, made up of the most influential clients and experts in the UK.

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WJ GroundwaterWJ Groundwater Shortlisted for Specialist Contractor of the Year Award
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Ground Engineering Awards 2016: WJ Groundwater Award Finalist in Tough Category

WJ Groundwater is thrilled to announce that it’s a nominated finalist at this year’s Ground Engineering Awards, The Hilton Park Lane, London on the 30th of June.  We have been nominated in the Product and Equipment Innvovation category for in-tunnel drilling, dewatering, depressurisation and probing implementation on the London Crossrail project.

Baby Giraffa Rig tunnel drilling CP10 1

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WJ Group AdminGround Engineering Awards 2016: WJ Groundwater Award Finalist in Tough Category
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WJ Groundwater Celebrates 2 Million Safe Man-Hours Completed Without Any Lost Time Incidents (LTI)

WJ Groundwater in the Middle East has passed a significant milestone by completing 2 Million Safe Man-Hours Without Lost Time Incidents (LTI).

To celebrate this admirable achievement, dual staff events were held at WJ Groundwater’s bases in Dubai (UAE) and Doha (Qatar) at the end of December.

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WJ GroundwaterWJ Groundwater Celebrates 2 Million Safe Man-Hours Completed Without Any Lost Time Incidents (LTI)
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An Arabian Celebration

With WJ Groundwater’s Year End Parties there’s always cause to celebrate and 2015’s event was no different.

On a mild, Tuesday night WJ Groundwater team members and guests from all over the west coast of the Arabian Peninsula and beyond got together at the prestigious Oryx Rotana Hotel in central Doha.

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WJ GroundwaterAn Arabian Celebration
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WJ Attends NCE Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards

WJ Groundwater recently attended the well supported annual NCE Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards.  The event took place on the 3rd of December at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

WJ was nominated for an award alongside BBMV JV Crossrail C510 in the Ground Investigation and Monitoring award category for the sub-surface dewatering for a steeply inclined SCL tunnel. Unfortunately, WJ didn’t win this year but our client BBMV were worthy winners in a number of other categories.

L to R - Dickie Dexter (J Gallager Tunnelling), Andrew Morgan (Tunnelling Consultant), Toby Roberts (WJ Groundwater Chairman))

L to R – Dickie Dexter (J Gallager Tunnelling), Andrew Morgan (Tunnelling Consultant), Toby Roberts (WJ Groundwater Chairman))

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WJ GroundwaterWJ Attends NCE Tunnelling & Underground Space Awards
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WJ Wins Award at BDA 2015

WJ Groundwater is very pleased to share the news that it won the Innovation in Drilling category award at the BDA (British Drilling Association) Dinner and Dance 2015 in Edinburgh. The award was for our adapted Baby Giraffa, modified to work in deep excavations and tunnels.

12065507_642574355845256_6748095952409696238_nThe adapted Baby Giraffa is a fully articulated rotary drilling rig that complements WJ’s existing fleet with its ability to drill at a full range of angles including upwards and horizontally at heights of up to 7m above tunnel ground level. This makes it ideal for probe and depressurisation drilling within tunnels, shafts and basements. As with WJ’s existing SM5 rigs, the Baby Giraffa is operated by remote control allowing it to work in confined spaces where access can be challenging. The drilling rig has already been put to good use drilling probes and wells within tunnels and cross passages on the huge Crossrail project and on WJ projects all around the world.

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WJ GroundwaterWJ Wins Award at BDA 2015