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GDL invests for expansion

15 Apr 16 Ground Developments Ltd (GDL) has invested more than £1m in new equipment and is preparing to move into new premises.

Soilmec SR45 drill rig
Soilmec SR45 drill rig

The new plant is a high pressure Triplex group pump, which is the first of its kind to be introduced to the UK, and a Soilmec SR45 drilling rig. The latter was purchased specifically to work on GDL’s Walney substation project in Lancaster.

The Scottish-based ground improvement specialist said that the additions increased the scope of projects that it could work on using its GDL Turbojet system.

Commercial director Kevin Mackenzie said: “Our latest investment in plant significantly demonstrates both our investment, willingness and our capability to provide our services throughout the UK. We’re constantly looking at ways in which we can deliver innovative ground improvement techniques in the UK, and we’re leading the industry in the UK in our advances using GDL Turbojet DSM.

“This investment also comes at a time when we’ve secured new premises that will see us take ownership of a 24,000 sq ft commercial business space adjacent to junction 4A off the M8. Our new facility will provide bigger and better offices, as well as space to maintain and store our fleet of plant machinery, as well as a central location that offers our team easy access to our clients’ ground improvement projects across Scotland, as well as south of the border.”

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