Case Studies

City Deals Overwater Ground Investigation - May 2017

City Deals Overwater Ground Investigation

Causeway Geotech were appointed by Renfrewshire Council to carry out overwater ground investigation works for provision of geotechnical and environmental information to characterise ground conditions at the river bed alongside an existing dock, as well as a number of locations along the existing riverbanks for input to the design and construction of a proposed new quayside and a pair of road bridges.

The site operations were completed over a period spanning January through March 2017. Marine plant for this project was supplied by OCM.

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Belfast Transport Hub Phase 2 Geo-environmental Ground Investigation - February 2017

Belfast Transport Hub Phase 2 Geo-environmental Ground Investigation

Causeway Geotech were appointed by Translink to carry out ground investigation works for provision of geotechnical and environmental information to characterise ground conditions and any existing contamination within the existing Europa Bus Station bus yard, adjoining Black Sheds redevelopment site and Hope Street Car Park area for input to the design and construction of the proposed new Belfast Transport Hub.

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Casement Park Stadium Geo-environmental Investigation - December 2016

Casement Park Stadium Geo-environmental Investigation

Causeway Geotech were appointed by the Ulster GAA Council to carry out ground investigation works for provision of geotechnical and environmental information to characterise ground conditions and any existing contamination within the Casement Park Stadium complex for input to the design and construction of a proposed new GAA stadium.

The works were completed in late 2016.

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WATERSIDE RAILWAY STATION, DERRY Environmental Ground Investigation - August 2016

WATERSIDE RAILWAY STATION, DERRY Environmental Ground Investigation

Causeway Geotech were appointed by Translink to carry out geo-environmental ground investigation works for the redevelopment of the Waterside Railway Station, located on the eastern bank of the River Foyle. The scope of works included an extensive collection of exploratory holes along the railway which were completed under rail possessions.

Works were carried out under the supervision of a team of site engineers, under the direction of a Senior Geo-Environmental Engineer, from Causeway Geotech who liaised with the Client’s Representative accordingly.

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Energy Park Fife - August 2016

Energy Park Fife

Causeway Geotech were appointed by Scottish Enterprise to carry out land and overwater ground investigation works for provision of geotechnical and environmental information to characterise ground conditions at the seabed at berths, as well as along an existing revetment for input to the design and construction of a new energy park facility.

Works were carried out under the supervision of a team of three Site Engineers and Geologists from Causeway Geotech who liaised with the Client’s Representative accordingly.

The works were carried out in two phases, with the first phase being completed over January to March 2016, with the second phase completed in May 2016.

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Greater Dublin Drainage Scheme Offshore GI - November 2015

Greater Dublin Drainage Scheme Offshore GI

Causeway Geotech and Abco Marine were appointed by Irish Water to carry out an overwater ground investigation to assist with the design of a proposed long sea outfall for the Greater Dublin Drainage Scheme, off Portmarnock, Co Dublin.

The scope of works included a total of three overwater boreholes in water of up to 20m depth, as well as 10 vibrocores, put down off a C5 jack-up barge.

Works were carried out under the supervision of a Site Engineer from Causeway Geotech who liaised with the Client’s Representative accordingly.

The site operations were completed in August 2015, with a few days’ downtime incurred over the course of works through adverse weather conditions. However, critically, the Client’s own programme was unaffected and the works were completed to their satisfaction.

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Glenbuck Wind Farm - September 2015

Glenbuck Wind Farm

Causeway Geotech were appointed by Mosslee to complete a ground investigation at Glenbuck Farm to provide geotechnical information for the input to the design and construction of the proposed four turbine wind farm, comprising of access roads and a substation.

The scope of works included a total of four boreholes were put down in a minimum diameter of 150mm through soils and rock strata to their completion depths by a combination of methods, including light cable percussion boring by a Dando 2000 rig, and rotary follow-on drilling by a Beretta T41 tracked rotary drilling rig.

Works were carried out under the supervision of a Site Engineer from Causeway Geotech who liaised with the Client’s Representative from Energia Generation accordingly.

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A31 Magherafelt Bypass - April 2015

A31 Magherafelt Bypass

Causeway Geotech were appointed by the Central Procurement Directorate on the behalf of Transport NI to complete a Phase 3 Ground Investigation along the route of the proposed A31 Bypass to the east of Magherafelt.

The site is a 6km route through undulating countryside, crossing several roads. Due to the low lying and soft nature of much of the site, Causeway Geotech employed a range of tracked and low ground bearing drilling equipment.

Works were carried out under the supervision of a Site Engineer from Causeway Geotech who liaised with the Client’s Representative.

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Calton Hill, Edinburgh - March 2015

Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Causeway Geotech were appointed by Geovia Ltd consulting engineers to complete a ground investigation to provide geotechnical input to the design and construction of a proposed gallery and restaurant at the City Observatory on Calton Hill, one of Edinburgh’s iconic landmarks. The site is in the New Town Conservation Area of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The clients were Edinburgh City Council and Collective, an organisation which supports new and emerging artists to exhibit their work in Edinburgh.

The works were completed over late 2014 through early 2015.

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Alexandra Dock Cruise Ship Terminal, Belfast Harbour - February 2014

Alexandra Dock Cruise Ship Terminal, Belfast Harbour

Causeway Geotech were appointed by Belfast Harbour Commissioners to complete ground investigation works to provide geotechnical information for the input to the design and construction of the proposed new cruise ship terminal and berthing facility. The site is located in the vicinity of Alexandra and Thompson Docks, off the Queens Road, Belfast Harbour. Overwater boreholes were located adjacent to the Victoria Channel.

Phase One works, comprising the main overwater and land-based geo-environmental investigation, were completed over August to September 2013.

Phase Two works, comprising additional marine sediment sampling by vibracoring techniques, were completed in January 2014.

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Nigg South Quay Development - December 2013

Nigg South Quay Development

Causeway Geotech were appointed by Global Energy Nigg Limited to complete ground investigation works to provide geotechnical information for the input to the design and construction of the proposed South Quay Development at their Nigg facility, comprising a quay extension and deepening to facilitate the berthing of larger vessels.

Site works were completed over October to November 2013.

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Ullapool Harbour Berth Improvements - March 2013

Ullapool Harbour Berth Improvements

Causeway Geotech were appointed by Ullapool Harbour Trust to complete an overwater ground investigation to provide geotechnical information for the input to the design of an extension to the existing ferry berth.

Site operations were conducted in March 2013.

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Sydenham Stormwater Interceptor - January 2013

Sydenham Stormwater Interceptor

Causeway Geotech were appointed by Atkins to complete ground investigation works to provide geotechnical and environmental information for the input to the preliminary design of a proposed flood alleviation scheme in East Belfast.

Site operations were conducted in January 2013.

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