Geotechnical ground investigations and UXO

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When you’re unfamiliar with the conditions at your project site, safe and timely project delivery becomes a challenge. That goes double for potential hazards like unexploded ordnance (UXO). That’s why we offer thorough geotechnical site investigation and UXO services. Using advanced remote technologies, we tailor our approach to your specific site. That’s how we end up with the most suitable, safe, and sustainable solutions for you. Backed by data, information, and insights into the conditions and hazards at your site, you’ll be able to manage and minimise risks. Keeping your project on track and within budget.

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Mark Richardson

Regional lead Europe & Africa - Geotechnical ground investigations and UXO

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Investigating London soil for the UK’s largest rail project

HS2 is UK’s largest high-speed rail infrastructure project between London, the West Midlands and the north of England. One of the first parts of the project was to complete a multidisciplinary ground investigation along the line of the proposed route within central London.

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Futuristic Paris landmark stands on geotechnical know-how

The futuristic Tours Duo (Duo Towers in English), developed by Ivanhoé Cambridge, is a striking new landmark at the edge of the Paris Rive Gauche redevelopment in the capital’s 13th arrondissement. This ambitious development presented unique geotechnical challenges that required Fugro's expertise to overcome.

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Advanced 3D ground model drives A9 Motorway widening designs

The widening of the A9 motorway is complex due to the site’s challenging soil conditions. Following extensive geotechnical investigations, Fugro integrated, analysed, and delivered actionable Geo-data to inform the motorway widening design and facilitate scenario analysis.

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Fugro’s nearshore investigations help Thames Tideway tunnel delivery

Collecting ground engineering data along a busy tidal river for the construction of Europe’s biggest super sewer presented challenges of logistics and scale. The riverbed was geologically complex, so we were tasked with gathering and interpreting additional data to inform design.

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The Shard from the ground up

Fugro’s expertise has played a part in the construction of The Shard, London’s latest iconic landmark and, at 310 metres, Western Europe’s tallest building.

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Real-Time Data keeps Ground Investigations Watertight at Silvertown Tunnel

We were able to inform and derisk the design and construction phases of the project by completing complex ground investigations, reducing design and construction cost and optimising the overall construction schedule.

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Reducing risk and costs of suspension bridge

The Izmit Bay Bridge is a three kilometre-long suspension bridge that will span the boundary between the Anatolian and Eurasian plates. It is under construction at one of the world’s most seismically active locations - the source of two major earthquakes in 1999.

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Superior data in UXO survey of important Paris site

When the French Ministry of Defence identified a location for the new command centre for its army, one of the first requirements was an unexploded ordnance safety diagnosis. Historical studies of the site in Paris suggested the possibility of unexploded bombs following allied forces bombardments in 1943.

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Geotechnical Integrated Approach to evaluate the karst hazard potentiality in the Qatar Coastal Eocene carbonate bedrocks


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Stephen Williams

Regional lead Americas - Geotechnical ground investigations and UXO

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Mark Richardson

Regional lead Europe & Africa - Geotechnical ground investigations and UXO

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Emre Tokat

Regional lead Middle East & India - Geotechnical ground investigations and UXO

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