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Lankelma invests to boost New Zealand operation

Ground investigation specialist Lankelma is adding cone penetration testing to its services in New Zealand with delivery of one of its 20t CPT due in Christchurch in April.

Lankelma will combine its CPT experience with local expertise through its relationships with ground consultant KGA Geotechnical and international drilling contractor Webster Drilling and Exploration.

According to Lankelma engineering director Carlton Hall, the truck is heavier than most currently operating in New Zealand and the additional reaction force should enable testing to penetrate the potentially weaker soils underlying dense beds of gravel. Hall believes that this technique will prove useful to the programme of work to rebuild Christchurch after a series of earthquakes over the last two years.

The need to investigate and refine the understanding of regional ground conditions will form part of an approach to developing secure future infrastructure,” says Hall.

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