Land surveying and geospatial engineering consultancy Geoterra, and underground and providers of underground cavity surveying, Flodim, have formed a new partnership.
The partnership will deliver specialist underground investigation projects in the UK and Ireland; with Geoterra concentrating on the surveying of dry voids, cavities and abandoned mines using the C-ALS laser scanning system. Flodim will be using its underground cavern technology for the investigation of the condition of submerged or gas-filled cavities up to depths of 5500m.
According to the partnership, the firms will able to offer laser scanning both dry and submerged voids, cavities, shafts and abandoned mines to create geo-referenced 3D models of subsurface conditions.
Geoterra managing director Mark Hudson, said: “We are thrilled to be partnering with an industry leader such as Flodim. Flodim’s highly specialised underground sonar surveying services adds a real competitive edge to our ground investigation service offering and strengthens our current services to clients in the mining, minerals and civil engineering sectors in particular, where synergies between the two firms are apparent.”
Flodim CEO Jean-Paul Crabeil added: “We have experienced rapid growth in the last year and through this new partnership with Geoterra, we are well positioned to offer a much broader range of ground investigation services and mobilise teams across the UK and Ireland. The partnership with Geoterra makes perfect sense; both companies bring their own unique capabilities in underground investigations to offer a strong client proposition.
“We have seen an increase in potential work opportunities as clients become better informed about the dangers and risks associated with the possible failure or collapse of underground workings, and the many costs, time and safety benefits of the modern surveying technology and practices we use.”
Hudson added: “We are also able to combine our terrestrial laser scanning and UAV Lidar scanning to then monitor any surface settlement that may occur in areas which may be subject to voids and sinkhole collapses.”