News and Updates


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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River Cherwell Bridge Coring

CCGI has just completed site works on an interesting job which comprised masonry coring (50mm to 100mm diameter) and Mackintosh probing to investigate a rail bridge spanning the River Cherwell.  The investigation looked at the bridge abutments, scour protection structure and bases.  Part of the work was undertaken from a small floating pontoon on the

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Website Launch

The NEW website is finally launched and already we have had some excellent feedback from clients and suppliers about the fresh feel to the site.  We welcome any comments and feedback. Please check out the new Rig Availability section, which will be updated weekly.

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training bit selection

Training and Quality

It’s been a successful week at CCGI. We introduced our new Assistant Drillers to rotary drilling through our internal training programme and also passed our ISO 9001 external audit with flying colours. I would like to thank all involved for their continued hard work and support in maintaining our high standards. (Mark Carden – Director)

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NEW Fraste PL.G

Mark Carden takes delivery of the latest Fraste PL.G at Intermat 2015, Paris, from Dave Nevey of MGS. This is the second rig delivered this year, with a third one on order to be delivered in June. This continues the replacement programme for our rigs, as the older machines are gradually removed from the fleet.

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