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Piling at Val de Vie

With the completion of the bridge at Val de Vie, we take a trip down memory lane to when the Geopile Africa and Geomechanics teams first commenced work on-site back in 2016.EMPA structures contracted Geopile Africa to install a Ductile Iron Pile Alternative piling solution to replace the originally specified 610mm lined oscillator piles. This was done in a ratio of 8:1. Geopile ...

Side-By-Side in Mpumalanga

On the 27th of February 2021, the Geomech Africa and Terra Monitoring teams commenced work together for a 5-week project where they needed to conduct rotary core drilling (using a YWE-D90) at 6 locations for the installation of Piezometers at discard facilities in Mpumalanga, South Africa.It was the mandate of the project that the Geomech Africa team were to drill the holes whi ...

GeoGroup Newsletter | June 2021

June 2021 Newsletter Welcome to the June edition of the GeoGroup Newsletter. As we are approaching the 2021 mid-point, it seems that this year is one of those that just flies by. With many projects underway and more to come, we had to recruit more than 15 new staff members in order to meet the demand within the drilling sector. It's a great honour for us to be in a position wh ...

Storeman Position Available

STOREMAN POSITION AVAILABLEThe GeoGroup is looking for a skilled Storeman to join their team.CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:•Applicants must have Storeman experience of 5 years or more.•Must be able to efficiently manage multiple stores.•Accurately manage the dispatching and the receiving of goods.•Computer literacy is a must. Especially with the Microsoft Office suite.•Knowledge of su ...

”Probing” into CPTu Testing

”Probing” into CPTu TestingNorth West Province, South AfricaWHAT IS CPTu TESTING?A cone penetration test with pore water pressure measurement, or CPTu, is a static penetration test with water/pore pressure measurement. While advancing the calibrated probe at a constant advancement rate, the probe records the resistance at the tip (qc), the dynamic pore water pressure (u2) and t ...

Renewed and Ready for the Field

Recently, the GeoGroup workshop technicians took on the daunting task of refurbishing a retired XY-44 drill rig. Under the leadership of the Workshop Director, Brett Rossiter, the team decided to do an intensive refurbishment on this rig to get it up and running to meet the demand of projects the group had received in the past few months.Often it isn't financially viable to pur ...

Safety First

The GeoGroup has always understood the importance of equipping our staff with the knowledge and skills necessary to keep themselves and each other safe on site. Before any employee is deployed to site, we want to prepare them as much as possible by offering them the following training sessions in case of emergencies:   First aid Level-1 to Level-2. As we know, it is imperat ...

GeoGroup Newsletter | May 2021

May 2021 Newsletter Welcome to the May edition of the GeoGroup Newsletter. Drilling has always been at the core of the GeoGroup since its establishment in 1989 by the late founder and CEO, Dave Rossiter. We have continued to grow and evolve over the years with new vehicles and rigs regularly being added to our growing fleet. We are thankful for the years of experience we have ...

Our Newest Edition

Over the past couple of months, we have been very busy with the manufacturing and assembly of our new customized CPTu rig specifically designed with stability in mind. Stability, which is a very important factor when conducting CPTu tests where the ground conditions show characteristics of a lower shear strength value or cohesiveness. With our smaller TG63-150 and TG73-200 CPTu ...

Raising of the Dam Wall

This long-overdue project, to raise a dam wall in South Africa, finally got underway in late 2019. The project involves the raising of the existing dam wall by building a new wall against the existing wall built in 1935 and extending the height of the wall by 13m. By raising the dam wall, it will increase the capacity of the dam to almost double. Allowing for more irrigation in ...