WJ Groundwater (Middle East) has purchased a booster station The technology has been put to work on the Dubai Canal Extension Project. It can pump up to 600 l/s and it is currently feeding off approximately 100 No. deepwells along the course of the Canal. It thrusts the water down a 630mm diameter discharge line 2km to the sea. The station box includes automated monitoring and in-line flow meters on each pump.
WJ staff and clients have had two papers accepted at the XVI European Conference for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering being held in Edinburgh on 13 – 17 September at ICC. The first paper was to be presented by WJ Groundwater’s chairman, Toby Roberts and the second by Emilio Linde from OTB Engineering.
WJ-sponsored cycling team Team Frankie’s continue their quest for road domination. Middle East Director, Paul Turner is a stalwart of the team and was instrumental in setting up the sponsorship deal between Team Frankie’s and WJ Groundwater. There are a number of keen cyclists in the company including WJ’s Managing Director, Richard Fielden. Check out our extensive article in Issue 27 of our in-house magazine, The Wet End, here.
WJ Groundwater is a finalist at this years’ NCETunnelling & Underground Space Awards, which is taking place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London on the 3rd of December. We have been nominated, alongside BBMV JV Crossrail C510 in the Ground Investigation and Monitoring award category for the sub-surface dewatering for a steeply inclined SCL tunnel.