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SI specialist boosts slope capability

19 May 17 Surveying and site investigation specialist Central Alliance has taken over specialist drilling contractor Electro Install and set up a geotechnical division.

An Electro Install slope climbing rig
An Electro Install slope climbing rig

Electro Install’s specialist slope climbing rigs will be used to expand Central Alliance’s new Geo Construction division.

The rigs have full body and mast rotation, enabling Central Alliance to carry out ground investigation in the same orientation and location as proposed remedial works such as soil nailing or Electrokinetic slope stabilisation techniques.

Central Alliance is already working on projects using the specialist slope climbing rigs and has just completed ground investigation work on the £1.5bn A14 improvement scheme at Brampton Hut for Amey and Highways England.

Richard Pidcock, group technical director of Central Alliance, who will lead the new division, said: “We are delighted to welcome Electro Install Ltd to the Central Alliance Group. The combined ground investigation and specialist geotechnical construction capability of the unique slope climbing rigs, including installation of Electrokinetic Ltd’s innovative slope stabilisation systems, will enable us to respond to the requirements of our customers, who are increasingly looking for a more comprehensive solution for their slope stabilisation from investigation through to design, installation and verification.”

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