We are thrilled to be part of the team shortlisted for the Ground Engineering Magazine, UK Geotechnical Team of the Year for 2021.   Working for Structural Soils on this Align JV at Colne Valley has given us the opportunity to demonstrate how versatile and valuable modular pontoon can be to these large site investigation projects.   

There were a total of three pontoons, comprising a ‘drilling pontoon’, ‘support pontoon’ and ‘super pontoon’.    The drilling pontoon, shown in this picture, was a 10m x 18m double layered working platform, designed to support 26 tonnes of equipment which included two rigs with a combined pull back of 12 tonnes.    Working through moon pools the stability of the pontoon was guaranteed by our verified stability calculations.   The pontoons were manoeuvred and positioned by work boats which also enabled us to provide a safety boat service.

This is another example of how we bring our excellence and innovation to the UK’s construction and civil engineering projects.    If you need to find a solution for working over water, we can help, get in touch by emailing [email protected] or call 01935 814950