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  • 3rd July 2017

    Quantum Complete First GI for East Devon District Council

    Employed to undertake a series of probe holes along the scenic headland of Annis’s Knob in Beer, the project presented many challenges none more so than physically accessing the top of the headland with suitable drilling equipment adapted specifically for the job. With over 300m of narrow steep footpath to traverse, Quantum successfully installed a number of 25m deep Inclinometers and Extensometers through the chalk strata along with surface Settlement Plates to permit long term monitoring of the headland.

  • 30th June 2017

    Slope Stabilisation Works at Hook WTW, Pembrokeshire

    Quantum Geo-Contracting has completed slope stabilisation works on behalf of J N Bentley Ltd at Hook Water Treatment Works, Pembrokeshire.  Excavation for an extension to the water treatment plant required temporary support. Works comprised the drilling of 140 soil nails up to 10.5m long and the installation of 400sq.m of rockfall netting.  Using our TEi Hem 560 drill masts we were able to achieve high production rates at varied orientations up to 7.5m above working platform.

  • 23rd June 2017

    New Premier Modular 100 Rig

    Quantum Laboratories recently purchased an additional Premier Modular 100 Rig to continue expanding their testing capabilities and capacity. With Quantum experiencing an increased rail workload, the specialist light weight and highly versatile rig is ideal for the often difficult and restricted accesses rail sites pose, whilst also offering our Clients a variety of options. Complementing our existing Dando Terrier Rigs, the Modular 100 Rig is capable of Super Heavy Dynamic Probing, SPT/CPT Testing and Windowless Sampling, the rig can also undertake U38, U70, UT100 and Concrete Coring.

  • 14th June 2017

    Mount Coffee

    Ground investigation, earthworks assessment and design and construction of a grout curtain at the Mount Coffee Hydroelectric Project. The scheme comprised the rehabilitation of a hydroelectric power plant that had fallen into disrepair during the Liberian Civil War. Quantum undertook a number of ground investigation packages for a variety of elements associated with the redevelopment of the site including proposed transmission line towers, proposed sub-stations and new dams. A geological mapping exercise backed up by extensive trial pitting was undertaken to characterise the available residual soil materials in the locality. View Article

  • 13th June 2017

    Site Investigation Contract for Torfaen Sixth Form College

    Quantum have been awarded the Site Investigation contract for the proposed new Torfaen Sixth Form College at the former Meritor Site in Cwmbran. Quantum will be working directly for Principal Contractor, Interserve, alongside the Scheme Engineering Consultants, Opus.

  • 31st May 2017

    Contracting Works on the A39 at Treluswell, Falmouth

    Quantum completed works for Cormac Solutions on the A39 at Treluswell. Works comprised design and execution of temporary rock stabilisation as well as bulk hard rock excavation beneath the live highway.  Using one of our TEi Hem 560 drill masts mounted on a 25T excavator we installed 35 6m long rockbolts before carrying out controlled excavation and removal of 40 cubic metres of hard granite bedrock. Works concluded with the placement of a temporary A393 structural mesh overlain with rockfall netting; securing the embankment whilst the retaining structure was constructed.