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Northern Geotechnical Group Evening Meeting: Wilton Portal, Conveyor Route and Port Ground Investigation, Newcastle

  • Lecture
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • 12 November 2019
  • 17:45 - 19:30
Northern Geotechnical Group Evening Meeting: Wilton Portal, Conveyor Route and Port Ground Investigation, Newcastle

About this event

Dunelm have been involved in the site investigations required for the development at the North Yorkshire polyhalite mining project on behalf of Sirius Minerals. They have been providing geotechnical and environmental information for the construction of a transportation tunnel and associated material processing plant and conveyor route from the mine site to a nearby port facility.

161 boreholes were drilled using a variety of techniques including cable percussion boring, rotary wireline coring, open hole drilling and sonic coring to a maximum depth of 50.00m. In addition to standard GI in-situ testing, further specialist testing in the form of self-boring pressuremeter, high pressure dilatometer, downhole geophysics (including cross hole geophysics, acoustic and optical televiewer, gamma and neutron density, sonic and P/S wave velocity) and electronically logged wireline packer permeability testing was carried out within the boreholes.

Due to the scale of the project and complex geology of the area, the investigation was challenging, and this talk will discuss the problems encountered, and solutions implemented to overcome them.

Contact

For further information please contact David Hinxman, [email protected]

Speakers

James Huntington

Managing Director of Dunelm Geotechnical

James is a Chartered Geologist with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. He has a wide range of experience managing large site investigations, such as this, for which Dunelm were awarded Ground Investigation Project of The Year 2019 (over £2m) in the prestigious Ground Engineering Awards.

Event venue

Central Square South
Orchard Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3AZ
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Jade Robson

e: [email protected]

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