Italy-based piling equipment manufacturer Soilmec has held a special ceremony to celebrate the handover of its 5,000th piling rig.
Volker Ground Engineering’s management team travelled to the Soilmec factory in Cesena for the handover of the large diameter SR-95 piling rig.
“We are thrilled to be handing over the keys to the SR-95, serial number 5,000, to VolkerG round Engineering,” said Soilmec European sales director Francesco Bassi. “Soilmec and its sister company, Soilmec UK, are delighted with this sale. It sees another multifunctional rig entering the UK market to enrich our existing fleet to help deliver many successful projects in the near future.”
Speaking at the event, Volker Ground Engineering director Brandon Ferreira said: “We have chosen Soilmec because of the innovation, the technology, the continuous learning and improvement of the piling rigs. We are in a technology age, where there is a lot happening and Soilmec is improving all the time. It is critical for any business to be at the forefront of what they do.
“The rig will hopefully be starting at a project in Cardigan Bay, Wales, next month. The reason we wanted a quick configuration is it will be doing rotary and CFA piling on the same project so the SR-95 is absolutely perfect for what we need. In regard to our London work we are doing a lot of deep piling, so it is critical to have a rig which is capable of doing the work. The dual-purpose element of the rig means that we can use it in different ways as well.”