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Goodbye old girl

This week CCGI said goodbye to R01.  R01 was our first rotary rig (No prizes for guessing the call sign for our second rotary rig onwards…we like to keep things simple), purchased after four years of trading when the company totalled just nine employees.  Now 11 years later we have 50 members of staff, some

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Darryl Tollet Drilling

New CCGI Lead Driller

CCGI are pleased to announce that during the second part of this year Darryl Tollett, the latest Lead Rotary Driller to come through our internal driller training programme, completed his training.  Darryl joined CCGI in 2012 as a secondman and as his experience grew it became clear that Darryl would make an excellent candidate to

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CCGI Down Day 2015

As part of our on-going commitment to improving the health, safety, training and conduct of our staff and providing the best possible service to our clients, CCGI run an annual ‘Down Day.  This is where all staff return to our headquarters in Gloucester for a day of training, team building….and a healthy chunk of fun.

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Slope Solution

CCGI recently called in the services of Lankelma to undertake CPT testing below a failed section of the B4234 at Cannop Ponds, near Coleford, in the Forest of Dean.  Given the steep slope below the road their specialist excavator mounted CPT rig was required.  This was attached to a 20 ton excavator which made access

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Official – CCGI are a five star rail supplier

CC Ground Investigations Ltd has just been awarded the maximum five star rating by external auditors Achilles in their recent Railway Industry Supplier Qualification Scheme (RISQS) audit. CCGI QHSE Manager Alistair Cima was justifiably pleased with the outcome. “We are contracted to undertake intrusive ground investigation works on Network Rail Managed Infrastructure therefore we are required

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CC Ground Investigations have recently successfully completed a large ground investigation around the town centre parks of the Berkshire town of Wokingham.  Acting as Principal Contractor, CCGI carried out the work on behalf of the local borough council, under the instruction of the Consulting Engineers AECOM Infrastructure and Environment. CCGI Geotechnical Engineer and project manager

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Mike Swim

Job Done

Congratulations to CCGI’s Senior Engineering Geologist Mike Atherton.  After 6 hours and 17 minutes Mike completed his epic 10.5 mile swim of England’s largest lake (Lake Windermere).  Mike reached shore in first place and has so far raised an impressive £425 for Christian Aid. Twenty people started the swim on Saturday morning but only 14

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Mike Atherton

Mike’s 10.5 mile swim

Next weekend CC Ground Investigation Ltd’s Senior Engineering Geologist Mike Atherton is attempting to swim Lake Windermere End2End…all 10.5 miles of it!  Mike has been training hard while still managing to run a busy Engineering Department. This has included a 10 km swim at Eton Dorney Rowing Lake as well as regular 5 am Saturday

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Jim Constantine’s suggestion of a ‘discount’ gets a reaction from David Nevey of MGS/Fraste (Right) when he collected R11 last week

R11 joins the CCGI fleet

R11, a Fraste PL.G multi-purpose rotary drilling rig, is the latest addition to the CCGI rotary drilling fleet.  This takes us to four Fraste PL.Gs out of a fleet of nine rotary rigs which demonstrates how highly CCGI regard these rigs. “We took delivery of the first PL.G that came into the country at the

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AL on T06 rig

New Lightweight Terrier

CCGI have just taken delivery of a brand new ‘lightweight’ Dando Terrier dynamic sampling rig.  By replacing steel with aluminium in the rig chassis, Dando have managed to shed 160kg off the weight of the rig thus making the rig easier to load and unload, and more nimble across the ground without losing any of

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