Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water recently announced its half-year results confirming its strong performance over the past six months enabling the company to deliver £123 million of investment in infrastructure and customer services in 2015 and 2016. As a result, WJ Groundwater has been subcontracted to work on improving Bynea Treatment Works in Llanelli, Wales.
WJ Groundwater has been working with Canary Wharf Estates on their biggest redevelopment project in decades. WJ’s relationship with the client goes back to the Canary Wharf development’s very first phase in the 1980s.
Dr Toby Roberts, the Chairman of WJ, gave a fascinating presentation on dewatering cross passages using in-tunnel well systems. The presentation was one of the features at the 3rd Arabian Tunnelling Conference & Exhibition 2015 held in Dubai, UAE in November.
WJ Groundwater is excited to announce that it has opened a new office in Scotland. The new base signifies our growing commitment to the Scottish construction industry and to reinforce our presence in the region after a successful run of projects.
The new expansion is part of WJ Groundwater’s ongoing strategy to grow the brand, taking it to new and existing customers within a growing number of domestic and international construction markets. Client confidence will be enhanced with this move because it demonstrates that WJ Groundwater will continue to be the dewatering expert of choice, and that we’re here to stay.
WJ Groundwater is very pleased to share the news that it won the Innovation in Drillingcategory 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.
The 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.
WJ Groundwater now has a Facebook page. Please follow us and click ‘like’ for regular news updates from each of our offices.
You can find out more about our dewatering projects and other industry specialities as they happen. We will also be including updates about our triumphs and endeavours on and off-site, whether they are at conferences, trade fairs or charity sporting events.
WJ Groundwater is very pleased to announce that it is now an accredited member of Achilles. WJ qualifies for accreditation with both Achilles UVDB and Achilles Building Confidence that creates procurement opportunities within the Utilities sector (UVDB) and the Construction sector (Building Confidence).
To become accredited candidate organisations are required to complete an extensive audit and questionnaire. The compliance sectors include proof of efficient and thorough procedures in the areas of: Health & Safety; Working Environment, Quality Control, Training and Competence Programmes, Social and Ethical Behaviour, Sustainability, Supply Chain Management, Emergency Management and Site Security.
Richard Fielden and Paul Judge recently attended ‘Aqua 2015 – the 42nd International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Conference in Rome, Italy.
They were both invited as representatives of the British Drilling Association (BDA) at the 3rd Annual European Groundwater and Wells Association (EGA) meeting on 18 September, which was a part of the larger event at The University Sapienza. Its purpose was to establish a European standard for the construction of water wells. To see the full itinerary and order of the day visit the following link.