Scotland-based ground improvement specialist Ground Development (GDL) has announced that it has invested in a new Soilmec Turbojet deep soil mixing rig – the first to be delivered in the UK.
GDL has said that the rig’s technology offers a highly-efficient deep soil mixing system that combines mechanical mixing and jet grouting.
The Soilmec Turbojet is the first to be delivered in the UK and is one of only a few currently in operation in the rest of Europe. GDL has said that the investment will help it maximise its capabilities and extend its expertise in providing clients with a comprehensive solution for difficult sites and those requiring significant ground improvement works.
“Our investment significantly demonstrates our expertise in sourcing and using new applications of deep soil mixing, as well as our capability to provide our services throughout the UK,” said GDL commercial director Kevin Mackenzie.
“We believe there are a wide range of applications that, combined with our expertise, will benefit from this technology as we endeavour to provide our clients with effective solutions for the wide range of soils that we find in the UK.
“When compared with mechanical deep soil mixing, the Turbojet system achieves higher rates of production and offers more effective mixing which ultimately results in a higher quality soil mixed column.
“Importantly, it is very effective in the high plasticity clay soils that we encounter across the UK. So combined with our other earthworks and soil stabilisation solutions, we believe that our new approach will be of great benefit to many strategic engineering projects across the UK.”