Investing in the Future: Three New Drilling Rigs for SOCOTEC's Ground Investigation Team
The leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services has invested in one Comacchio GEO205HT and two Comacchio GEO305HT drills, the latter of which features a height adjustable rod clamp assembly – a world first for a rig of this type. All three rigs are known to produce less emissions, while also including the best in safety critical systems.
By investing in these state-of-the-art drilling rigs, SOCOTEC’s Ground Investigation team is able to invoke a high level of confidence from its clients when mobilising a large site investigation project with in-house crews. The investment is also hugely beneficial in terms of employee satisfaction, as field staff are able to see that the organisation is consistently looking ahead while remaining at the cutting-edge of the industry.
Clare Chapman, operations director, Ground Investigation, SOCOTEC, said: “By adding three new Comacchio rotary drilling rigs to our fleet, SOCOTEC’s Ground Investigation team remains committed to maintaining a high quality, flexible and bespoke service offering that meets the growing demand for ground investigation and geotechnical projects.
“Having continuously improved the specification of our rigs in line with market demand and industry developments, SOCOTEC’s investment in these new Comacchio drilling rigs further cements our position at the forefront of the site investigation industry, as well as augmenting our team’s extensive offering, from our recent investment in the Transducer Packer Slave Reeler to devising a collaborative system of work that allows our employees to operate safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Offering an unrivalled range of technical expertise and an extensive laboratory network, SOCOTEC’s Ground Investigation team provides an integrated package of services across the whole project lifecycle that accurately investigate, test and advise on ground, geological and structural conditions.