All posts tagged Dewatering


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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Dan CarpenterWJ contribute to award winning project!

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

Dr Toby Roberts To Speak At Arabian Tunnelling Conference

WJ Groundwater‘s chairman Dr Toby Roberts has been invited to speak at this year’s Arabian Tunnelling Conference and Exhibition 2015 (ATC).

The event is to take place at The Grand Hyatt, Dubai, UAE on 23-25 November and the ‘theme’ this year is ‘Innovative Underground Infrastructure – Challenges and Opportunities’. 

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WJ GroundwaterDr Toby Roberts To Speak At Arabian Tunnelling Conference

WJ Achieves Accreditation from Achilles

WJ Groundwater is very pleased to announce that it is now an accredited member of AchillesWJ 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).

Site teamTo 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.

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WJ GroundwaterWJ Achieves Accreditation from Achilles

UK Project Update: M74 Raith Interchange


WJ Groundwater has commenced dewatering works on a new underpass that will run beneath the M74 Raith Interchange near Glasgow.

The project is part of a massive £1 billion upgrade of the motorway network to the east and south east of Glasgow and is due to end in about 12 months time.

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WJ GroundwaterUK Project Update: M74 Raith Interchange