Investment in Heavy-duty CPT

Having worked extensively with Cone Penetration Test (CPT) equipment testing on rental equipment for the past 6 years, MMT has now invested in its own Neptune 5000 CPT. By owning a CPT, MMT has increased its availability of a geotechnical survey spread.     The Neptune 5000 CPT is a heavy-duty CPT that allows up to 20m in push depth. This equipment is designed for thrusting 5cm2 or 10cm2 Digital Cones. The unit can thrust up to a maximum of 70MPa and has a depth rating of 3000 metres. This tool can be used for investigating seabed conditions prior to seabed installations such as... (read more)
2011-10-05 12:00:00

CPT Services on Offshore Wind Farm

Coastline Surveys recently completed a programme of cone penetrometer tests (CPT) for MMT as part of a seabed survey on Scottish and Southern Energy’s (SSE) proposed Islay and Kintyre wind farm developments off the west coast of Scotland.   Coastline Surveys used their C-Pen40 seabed penetrometer to collect over 70m of in-situ geotechnical data from over 20 locations across the two sites spread over only four operational days. Once processed and interpreted by Coastline’s geotechnical engineers, the data was passed on where it will be used by engineers to support the design of the wind turbine foundations. The equipment was... (read more)
2011-02-10 09:29:26

New CPT Operations Manager at Fugro

Tony Whittle, formerly Field Testing Manager at Fugro Ltd and latterly Geophysical. CPT and Field testing Manager for Fugro Geotechnical Services in Hong Kong, has recently returned to the UK to become land CPT Operations Manager for Fugro Engineering Services. He will be responsible for the day-to-day control of a range of land CPT services, including the use of seismic, pressuremeter and other geotechnical specialist cones. (read more)
2004-03-11 12:00:00

CPT System Delivery and Immediate Deployment

Coastline Surveys, UK, has taken delivery of its new Datem 5000 CPT system (C-Pen35). After a series of robust acceptance tests, the system was delivered on time to Scotland and has immediately commenced work on a cable route survey in the North Sea for the renewables sector. The DATEM 5000 unit is a coiled rod design offering the latest technology and increased push capability compared to similar CPT designs available. The C-PEN35 system is designed for performing in-situ soil testing from near shore to water depths up to 3,000m. The unit is compact enough for deployment from smaller vessels of... (read more)
2012-09-24 02:07:10

Digital Data Acquisition System for CPT Operations

In the beginning of January 2006 the Dutch company A.P. van den Berg introduced a new digital data acquisition system for measuring geotechnical soil data acquired by means of the static (Dutch) Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) method. The data acquisition system offers many advantages compared to the present systems available on the market. The system consists of a measuring sensor for measuring the data in the soil and an interface for current supply and data transmission to for instance a PC or laptop. It concerns the parameters cone tip resistance (qc), friction (fs), pore-water pressure (U2) and inclination (Ix/y). A... (read more)
2006-05-01 12:00:00

Coastline Surveys Orders DATEM 5000 CPT System

As part of continual company growth and development, Coastline Surveys, UK, has placed an order for the purchase of a DATEM 5000 CPT system. The DATEM 5000 unit is a coiled rod design offering the latest technology and increased push capability compared to similar CPT designs available. The unit is compact enough for deployment from smaller vessels making it a versatile and adaptable system for most soil types.    Managing director David Hitchcock says that having undertaken a number of CPT site investigation contracts using 3rd party equipment, purchasing this new system will provide the company with increased capabilities for... (read more)
2012-05-15 11:08:56

Surf Zone Ground Investigation Using ROV-mounted CPT

South West Water Ltd, through its contractors M. J. Gleesons, and designers Jacobs Babtie, are extending existent, long, sea outfall at Woolacombe in Devon, UK. A ground investigation required for design and construction of the extension was carried out by cone penetrometer testing-rig (CPT) mounted on a ROV deployed from a converted landing craft. The existing outfall terminates at mean low-water springs, so that the outlet becomes visible at extreme low water. The proposed extension will place the outlet so that it will be water-covered in all tides states. South West Water commissioned a ground investigation over the general area... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

CPT Depth Record on Mediterranean Cable Route Survey

UK-based Coastline Surveys, which was contracted by Calegeo for an Alcatel Lucent cable burial assessment survey, recently broke its own water-depth record with its C-Pen40 seabed CPT system. After mobilising in Turkey, 44 tests were completed to full penetration across the 210km route between the landfalls. With a steep shelf on both sides, most of the CPTs were undertaken in water depths of over 1,000m and with a record depth of 1,250m being achieved successfully.   Under the survey, a total of 44 CPTs were completed along the proposed TURCYOS-II cable route. Cable repair vessel the M/V Peter Faber was... (read more)
2011-09-06 01:35:43

Unique Hydra Joins Hands With In Situ Site Investigations

Unique Hydra, a South Africa-based Unique Maritime Group (UMG) company, has recently signed an agreement with In Situ Site Investigations (In Situ) based in Battle, East Sussex, UK, to offer rental Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) equipment and operators in the African subcontinent. Based in Cape Town (South Africa), Unique Hydra is a provider of subsea rental equipment in Africa and a manufacturer of world class dive solutions. In Situ Site Investigation is a geotechnical and geo-environmental site investigation company, specialising in the use of Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) techniques and other related pushing technologies. CPT is a commonly used In... (read more)
2013-07-04 09:16:19

Cone Penetration Testing Unit for UTEC

UTEC has taken delivery of a deep-push seabed Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) unit to support its Asia Pacific, Middle East and Australian geotechnical operations. Manufactured by Netherlands-based AP van den Berg, the Roson CPT unit includes a recently upgraded 75kN twin-drive thrust for deeper seabed soil investigations. Offshore applications will include pre-installation analysis for oil and gas construction, civil works, subsea telecommunications, and renewable energy infrastructures in both shallow and deep water environments. The twin wheel drive seabed CPT system uses in-situ piezocone CPT testing with cones from 5 to 15cm2, including T-bar and dissipation tests, for penetration to depths... (read more)
2011-06-15 10:17:30
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