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Kirsty Meets Keith Miller

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Our Business Services Director Kirsty Gowans attended this month’s Entrepreneur Forum Focus Dinner. Keith Miller of Miller UK was on hand to talk about how […]

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Shaw Trust Seaham

Shaw Trust Seaham

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Shaw Trust North East Drilcorp are committed to supporting our employees, clients and the environment and as part of this we try to make a […]

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Manifesto for water

A Manifesto for Water

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

A Manifesto for Water Water UK have recently launched the Water Industries plans for England for 2020 to 2025 which will address how they plan […]

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Camping and Glamping

Camping and Glamping

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Camping and Glamping-but will you survive the Drought next season. As the camping and caravanning season closes at the end of October, it’s a good […]

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Dewatering CCTV

M is for Maintenance and Monitoring

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

M is for Maintenance and Monitoring As with any other structure a borehole may occasionally need maintenance. Borehole Engineering Services can carry out a range […]

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water news

News Snippets October

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

October News from the Water Industry Welcome to Water News, industry snippets, articles and information from local and national press. Drinking more water can prevent […]

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London Clay

L is for London Clay

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

London Clay London Clay is an example of a stiff sedimentary clay, which is similar to other such clays in term of strength response and […]

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Dust Supression

Using a Borehole for Dust Supression

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Using a Borehole for Dust Suppression Drilcorp were recently contacted by a local mine to install a borehole on site which could be used as […]

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Thames Tideway

A Borehole for Thames Tideway

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

As part of the development work for the new Thames Tunnel, there was a need to carry out site investigations at several sites across London. […]

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Cumbria Conrad

The Conrad takes a trip to Cumbria

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Set in the beautiful countryside our client has one of the largest aquifers in Europe. Drilcorp were asked by the client to drill a new […]

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water news

News Snippets September

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Say goodbye to your power shower. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/03/power-showers-could-restricted-households-forced-install-water/ Gormley Exhibition to flood the Royal Academy of Art https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/sep/03/royal-academy-art-flooded-water-gormley-exhibit Surrey Oil Drilling Stopped https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/sep/04/michael-gove-oil-surrey-hills-defra-bury-hill-wood Fake Water Tests […]

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water news

News Snippets

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Water Industry News from local and national press in August Cuadrilla applies for consent to frack second site in Lancashire https://drillordrop.com/2018/08/03/cuadrilla-applies-for-government-consent-to-frack-second-lancs-shale-gas-well/ Funding secured for Banks […]

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Jets remain hopeful of winning finish!

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

With only a few games left in the season we asked Durham County Cricket to give us a quick overview of our star players performance […]

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Digging Deep- Quarries and Mines

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

There are over 2000 active mines and quarries in the UK producing a wide range of minerals including construction aggregates, building stone, coal and industrial [...] Read More
quarry

Quarry Danger- Stay safe and stay out!

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Quarries are one of the most dangerous places to work in, as our drilling and GES team know. This year alone we have worked on [...] Read More

(A-Z) K is for Potassium

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

K is for Potassium Potassium is a chemical element with symbol K (from Neo-Latin kalium) and atomic number 19. It was first isolated from potash, the […]

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Drilcorp Delivers to Foodbank

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill. Being off sick, on a low income [...] Read More

Geothermal Cooling Technologies

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Drilcorp have been a member of the Well Drillers Association and Ground Source Heat Pump Association for several years and continue to work with them […]

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Mayor Sunderland, Tall Ships, Sail Trainee

Sail Trainee sets off for Esbjerg!

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Its been a busy few weeks for our sail trainee Mark. Earlier in the month I met with Mark at Sunderland Civic Centre where final [...] Read More
Water Industry News

News Snippets

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Water Industry News from local and national press in July Water moved to boost reservoir levels Water is being moved from North Wales, the Lake [...] Read More
Groundwater, fires, Hot weather

Hot weather poses risk to groundwater!

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Many of you will have seen that the hot weather in the last few weeks has caused fires on Saddleworth Moor in Manchester. UK Wildfires […]

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Borehole Users Conference 2018

Borehole Users Conference 2018

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Borehole Users Conference 2018 8th November, Loughborough. Over the last 6 years, the BHUC has covered a wide range of topics from groundwater hydraulics to […]

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environment, plastic, pollution

World Environment Day took place on 5th June. It is a call to action for everyone to come together to make changes to their lives […]

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apprentices, sunderland college

Drilcorp expands with Apprentices

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

There are some exciting times ahead for Drilcorp this summer as they await the arrival of a new piece of machinery which will change the […]

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Water Industry News

News Snippets

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Water Industry News from local and national press in June World Environment Day- Battling Pollution in the Med http://worldenvironmentday.global/en/news/battling-pollution-history%E2%80%99s-most-fabled-sea Durham University and Northumbrian Water Join [...] Read More
Iron, Bacteria

I is for Iron

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Iron compounds, which are prevalent in rock and soil, are dissolved easily in water. The earth’s crust is a major source of iron so it […]

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Artesian Well Arran

The Water Boys

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Arran is the largest island in the firth of Clyde with a population of approximately 4629 and an area of 432 square kilometres. With its […]

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Hydrologist

H is for Hydrologist

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

If you are looking for a career in the water industry, then a Hydrologist may be for you. Water is one of our most important […]

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CEO Sleepout

Glow Creative take part in CEO Sleepout

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Claire and Georgina from our Marketing Agency Glow Creative joined the nationwide CEO Sleepout on Monday 30th April. They were joined by the Right Reverand […]

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bacteria in plastic

Beware of Bacteria- Plastic not always fantastic!

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

As the summer approaches and temperatures are beginning to resemble something like it, it is important to stay hydrated. There has been so much in […]

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Water Industry News

News Snippets

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Read all the latest Water Industry News for May The European Federation of Bottled Waters is to collaborate with the recycling industry to use at [...] Read More
St Hellier Hospital
St Helier has a rich history, starting in 1938 when Queen Mary laid the first foundation stone at the site. This year it celebrates its 75th [...] Read More

Ships Ahoy!

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Drilcorp are pleased to announce that they will be supporting the Tall Ships Race 2018 by sponsoring a young person to get on board and [...] Read More
Water abstraction Licence

Gaining a Water Abstraction Licence on a Quarry.

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Drilcorp regularly work in the mining and quarrying industry and were recently asked by a local quarry in North Yorkshire to help with an application […]

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Cameron Steel, Durham County Cricket

Drilcorp Steel the show!

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Drilcorp are pleased to announce that they will be sponsoring Cameron Steel for the 2018 Season. At Durham County Cricket’s Media day we were invited […]

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Quarries and Mines

Quarries and Mines

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Drilcorp was established to serve the growing demand for independent water supply to the public and commercial sectors and has established itself as one of […]

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Lee bannister

A Reputation Built on Safety

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

In a recent interview our HSEQ Manager Lee Bannister talked about our reputation in the industry and our work to continue our successful growth and […]

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Grundfos Pumps

G is for Grundfos

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Grundfos Pumps Ltd are a UK leader in the supply of pumps and pump systems for domestic, commercial building services and process industry applications, as […]

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Water Industry News

News Snippets

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Major pipeline could reduce the risk of drought. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-43585193 Carnaby street gets water fountain http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43514529 Dairy farmers should benchmark their water use. https://www.fginsight.com/news/top-stories/dairy-farmers-urged-to-benchmark-water-use-57533 Bacteria in [...] Read More
Borehole Pump removal

Going Underground!

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Borehole Engineering Services a division of Drilcorp, recently removed a 8″ Grundfos borehole pump through this hole in the floor, walked over by thousands a […]

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Water Industry News

News Snippets

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

As the war on plastic rises, Glastonbury have launched a campaign to launch a site wide ban on plastic bottles in 2019. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/feb/19/glastonbury-festival-ban-plastic-bottles-2019-emily-eavis Water pollution […]

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Data, GDPR, ICO

Are you ready for GDPR?

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Drilcorp were recently invited to attend a seminar session at Sunderland Software City hosted by Mincoffs Solicitors. The topic of the day was the most […]

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F is for Fracking

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Fracking is the process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the rock to release the gas inside. [...] Read More
Borehole Remediation

There’s a frog in my borehole!

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

­­­­­­­­­Borehole Engineering Services was approached by a global drinks organisation to investigate reduced yield on its wellfield suppyling water to thier production facility in Scotland. [...] Read More

Borehole Relining

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Borehole Engineering Services welding up a pipe joint on a stainless steel casing. Image taken at a recent borehole relining project. The borehole needed to […]

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International Womens Day Celebration 2018

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

I was lucky enough to be invited to the International Women’s Day event held at Hope Street Exchange on  8th March. International Women’s Day is […]

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Site Investigation, Nine Elms, London, Geobore S

London Site Investigation

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

GES on site at Nine Elms in London. A series of fully cored boreholes were drilled using a small top drive rotary rig to a […]

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Geobore S Wireline Systems

GES Blast Ahead in Kelso.

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

GES Drilling at a quarry in Kelso. Five boreholes drilled to a depth of 25m to establish how deep rock could be blasted to create [...] Read More
Aquifer testing

Aquifer Testing

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Borehole Engineering Services a division of Drilcorp, carrying out aquifer testing in the Capital. Boreholes are our Business. Image taken by Mark Thompson

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Pump removal, borehole remediation

Borehole Remediation

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Borehole Engineering Services a division of Drilcorp, were contracted to remove a failed pump from a borehole in Surrey. The borehole was in a bad […]

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London University

Yield Test in London

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Borehole Engineering Services carrying out yield testing of a borehole in London at night. BES carry out a successful yield test on two geothermal boreholes [...] Read More

Removing a rising main from a borehole.

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Borehole Engineering Services in action removing a wellmaster rising main and pump from a borehole using a roller. Borehole suffering from iron bacteria what a [...] Read More

Borehole Repair

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Problem Borehole sorted out by the BES team. Borehole Engineering Services were called in the repair a borehole which suffered from sand intrusion, the sand [...] Read More
Artesian Repair

Artesain Borhole Repair

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Borehole Engineering services were called out to a leaking Artesian borehole in Ripon. The Borehole needed a repair. Within a few hours the leak was [...] Read More

Restricted Access Boreholes

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Borehole Engineering Services a division of Drilcorp, can carryout Borehole pump removal and cleaning in restricted access areas, basements, cellars etc.   Boreholes are our […]

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Volunteering food bank

Kirsty Volunteers on Valentines

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

  Food Cycle started in 2009 and is a national charity that supports people who are hungry and lonely. Every day they serve meals in […]

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Geothermal Energy Iceland

Geothermal Energy- The Eastgate Borehole

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

The Eastgate Borehole- Deep Geothermal Energy  What is Geothermal Energy? Geothermal Energy can be found in areas where there are active volcanos such as Iceland. […]

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Mud Treatment

Mud Treatment in Westminster

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Westminster Tower is a highly prominent landmark building situated at the junction of Albert Embankment and Lambeth Bridge. Waterloo Station (Mainline, Underground), Vauxhall Station (Mainline, [...] Read More
Water Industry News

February News Snippets

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

This months news from the press. £6.5m for Caerau coal mine water central heating plan http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-42702581 Environmental policy and food production must go hand in […]

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Envireau Water

E is for Envireau Water

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Envireau Water is the UK’s leading water resources consultancy specialising in the development, management and regulation of independent water supplies. Whether you are considering developing [...] Read More
Malawi visit by Drilcorp

Visit to Blantyre, Malawi

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Our CEO recently visited Blantyre in Malawi where he worked with a drilling company in Malawi to help instruct their field personnel on efficient procedures [...] Read More
Water Industry News

News Snippets

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

If you like our  news snippets send us your industry news and we will include it in our next newsletter. The BDA has entered into [...] Read More
Cooling the Tube

Open Loop Geothermal Cooling System gathers speed.

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Geothermal Projects in London are becoming more popular. If you live in London you are no doubt aware of the problems faced by passengers feeling […]

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Loch Ness, Ground Source Heat, Geothermal

The Search for Nessie Heats up!

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Description of the works: The old lifeboat station at Temple Pier in Drumnadrochit was recently given a new lease of life for the 12 strong […]

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Decommissioning, Grouting, borehole

Decommissioning

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Redundant boreholes and wells must be dealt with properly to make sure they are safe and secure and also to ensure that they do not […]

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ISO14001 AND OHSAS 18001 Accreditation

Drilcorp continue their success with ISO Audits!

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Drilcorp’s new QEST manager Lee Bannister recently carried out our Audit for ISO compliance. ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 surveillance audits were carried out in […]

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Highland Spring Group, Bottling Plant

Client: Highland Spring Group Highland Spring Group (HSG) is one of Europe’s top 20 bottled water companies, and the UK’s largest supplier and producer of […]

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Greatham Brine Wells

Brine Wells get seal of approval.

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Clients:      Environment Agency/Bam Nuttall   Borehole Decommissioning When the Environment Agency and Bam Nuttall planned to build the new flood defences at Greatham Creek in […]

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Laundrette Boreholes

DON’T GET HUNG OUT TO DRY WITH WATER BILLS!

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

If your setting up a laundrette you may want to consider your water supply. The average washing machine uses 13,500 gallons of water per year. […]

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Brougham Penrith

Client: Grout Injection Specialists Ltd   Project Background: Brougham Bridge is a three-span masonry arch bridge crossing the River Eamont adjacent to Brougham Castle near […]

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Daw Mill Colliery, CCTV, Borehole

Borehole CCTV used to close colliery

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Daw Mill Colliery was once one of Britains biggest coal producers. Based in Arley, Nuneaton it employed around 650 men, extracting coal. The first coal […]

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BES create a new brew for Bairds Malt

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

  Borehole Engineering Services a specialist in borehole rehabilitation have worked with Bairds Malt for several years.  Having had problems with their water supply, they […]

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Brine wells, Teesside, Greatham Creek, Decommissioned

Drilcorp Decommission Brine Wells

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Drilcorp Drilling Services recently decommissioned two brine wells on Teesside, where historically salt has been used in chemical plants and mined by the Cleveland Salt […]

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Geotechnical Exploration Services, Borehole TroubleShooting

Geotechnical Exploration Services can carry out Borehole Trouble Shooting. During the construction of a borehole, drilling engineers may experience problems with difficult strata, broken or […]

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core, rotary coring, core samples

C is for Conventional Coring | Rotary Coring

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Mineral exploration Conventional Coring Ayrshire What it is? Conventional rotary coring is the method of taking a core sample from the ground using the rotary […]

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national water hygiene course, EUSR

National Water Hygiene Training | Drilcorp BES

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Our BES team are attending the National Water Hygiene Course with Expedient Training this month. The National Water Hygiene scheme is recognised by the UK […]

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Drilling, Tetrapods, Berwick, core

Drilling for Tetrapods in Berwick Clients Cambridge University Southhampton University Leicester University The National Museum of Scotland British Geological Survey Funded by The Natural Environment […]

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QEST Manager

Lee Bannister joined Drilcorp in October as our new QEST Manager.  A graduate member of IOSH, Lee has 17 years HSE experience and 25 years […]

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Allotment, domestic Water supply, Pumpkin, Halloween

If you read our article last month on allotments then here’s a little bit of inspiration for Halloween and how to use a domestic water […]

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Zinc - Reverse Osmosis - Drilcorp A -Z

Zinc – Reverse Osmosis – Drilcorp A -Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Zinc – Reverse Osmosis – Drilcorp A -Z Zinc in its elemental form is a bluish-white metal. Zinc is found naturally at low concentrations in […]

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Yield Test | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Yield Test | Drilcorp A – Z A Borehole/Spring yield or pump test is a controlled experiment in which a borehole (well) is pumped at a controlled rate and water-level response (draw down) is measured. BES […]

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Christmas Tree

XMAS | Fresh Water Supply | Drilcorp A -Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

XMAS | Fresh Water Supply | Drilcorp A -Z So what has Christmas got to do with water and drilling? Well at Christmas it is […]

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Boresaver | Borehole cleaning and maintenance, water treatment

Water Treatment | Water Supply | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Water Treatment | Water Supply | Drilcorp A – Z If your water supply is critical to your business operations then you need to speak […]

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dewatering

Verticality Reports | Drilcorp A-Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Verticality It is often a contractural requirement to survey a borehole during construction to prove Verticality. BES can provide both CCTV and verticality reports. https://www.drilcorp.com/borehole-refurbishment/ […]

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UK Well Drillers Association | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

UK Well Drillers Association Drilcorp are a member of the Well Drillers Association. The Well Drillers Association was formed in the early 1940’s.  It is […]

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TMAC

TMAC | Track Mounted Air Compressor | Drilcorp A – Z Compressor Hire Our TMAC has been designed and developed by Drilcorp. It is a […]

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Site Investigation

Sampling | U100 Sampling | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Sampling | U100 Sampling | Drilcorp A – Z GES can carry out various sampling methods. Read more on U100 Sampling and other methods here. […]

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Restricted Access Drilling

Rotary Drilling | Drilling Rigs | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Rotary Drilling Rotary drilling methods can penetrate all forms of strata from loose superficial deposits to very hard bedrock. GES has a fleet of top […]

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Quarry Drilling

Quarries | Installing monitoring wells | Drilcorp A – Z Just one of the sectors we work in is quarries. Installing monitoring wells. Read our […]

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Pump | Borehole Pumps | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Pump | Borehole Pumps | Drilcorp A – Z For lifting clear water from wells, collecting tanks, septic tanks, Roman wells and water courses and […]

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oil drilling

Oil Drilling – Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Oil Drilling is not just always for Water. It can also be used to drill for oil. The process of oil drilling begins with a […]

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Nitrates | Groundwater Through Natural Processes | Drilcorp A - Z

Nitrates Nitrate can occur in groundwater through natural processes, it occurs naturally in soils but can occur because of human influences, such as wastewater, sludge, […]

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Domestic Private Water Supply | Living in a Rural Area

Domestic Private Water Supply | Living in a Rural Area Water supplies from Springs in rural areas can be sporadic at best and the risk […]

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ISO 45001 Safety and Health Standard

ISO 45001 Safety and Health Standard A new international standard for occupational health and safety is due to be published next year. ISO 45001 is […]

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ElectriciT Charge london

ElectriciT Charge

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

ElectriciT Charge From the 23rd October 2017 the new T Charge or Toxicity Charge will come into effect in London. It will apply to all […]

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Borehole User Conference 2017

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Borehole User Conference 2017 As a newcomer to the drilling industry I attended the BHUC 2017 held by Envireau Water earlier in the month which […]

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Benzene

B is for Benzene

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

B is for Benzene Occasionally localised contamination of wells can occur due to spillages of petrol and other chemicals. This can result in Benzene being […]

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#Woolweek

#Woolweek

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

#Woolweek Many of our customers are farmers who rely on a water supply to feed their sheep, and irrigate their crops and as they are […]

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core sample

Mining Drilcorp regularly drills boreholes upto 600MTR for coal mine methane gas extraction. This work involves the use of downhole motors and directional drilling to […]

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Low Emission Zone – | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Low Emission Zone Our Scannia R440 Truck is London Emission Zone Compliant and offers crane assisted transport. The Low Emission Zone (LEZ) operates to encourage […]

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Potassium Chemical Symbol

K (Potassium) | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

K (Potassium) Potassium has the chemical symbol K Potassium works with sodium to maintain the body’s water balance and is also involved in nerve function, […]

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Jet of water | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Jet When your drill his the water table there is a big jet of water. https://twitter.com/h0dgey/status/895919392399273984    

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In Hole Drilling

In Hole Drilling Equipment | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

In Hole Drilling Equipment We own a broad range of drilling equipment from Rotary Geobore S wiring coring systems to Cable Percussion and Dynamic Sampling […]

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Hirecorp | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Hirecorp Drilcorp hires high pressure pumps, settlement tanks and specialist drilling equipment. https://www.drilcorp.com/compressor-hire/    

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ground source heat pump association

Ground Source Heat Pump Association Drilcorp are a member of the Ground Source Heat Pump Association (GSHPA). The GSHPA encourages the growth and development of […]

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Flexit Tool | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Flexit Tool A piece of machinery used to give the exact location of a borehole at any depth as well as full path orientation and […]

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Coal Mine

Extracting | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Extracting The process of removing water by skill or force. Read our case study on extracting coal mine Methane. https://www.drilcorp.com/coal-mine-drilling/    

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Dewatering CCTV

Dewatering | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Dewatering Dewatering is often used to lower the ground level of water using a range of drilling options. Construction dewatering, unwatering, or water control are […]

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Fractured Rock

Cable Percussion | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Cable Percussion  Cable Percussion often referred to as Shell and Auger is a regularly used drilling technique in the Geothermal investigation industry mainly for penetrating […]

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Borehole Maintenance

Borehole | Deep Narrow Well | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Borehole | Drilcorp A – Z What are boreholes? A borehole is simply a deep narrow well usually driven by an electric pump that taps […]

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Artesian Well

Artesian well | Drilcorp A – Z

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Artesian An artesian well is simply a well that doesn’t require a pump to bring water to the surface. This occurs when there is enough […]

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drilcorp staff training

Drilcorp continue their investment in staff training. | Lifting Equipment Inspectors Course Like any company training and development of staff is key to the success of […]

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Achilles UVDB Scheme

During September Drilcorp received their annual 2 Day Audit for the Achilles UVDB Scheme. Achilles UVDB is a pre-qualification system for the utilities sector and […]

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Private Water Supply Companies

#Autumnishere | Invest in a Borehole

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

#Autumnishere September in many ways can be regarded as the start of the new gardening year. Now is a good time to take stock of […]

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Borehole Users Conference 2017 | Borehole Drillers in the UK

Borehole Users Conference 2017 | Drilcorp

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Borehole Users Conference 2017 Date: October 5, 2017 Venue: Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough Drilcorp are pleased to announce that they will again be attending the Borehole […]

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drilcorp | Scotland’s Climate Justice Fund

Long Term Groundwater Management in Malawi

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Long Term Groundwater Management in Malawi From Left to Right- David Gowans MD Drilcorp, Ronald Chiwaula  Govt of Malawi and Nick Mannix University of Strathclyde […]

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Boresaver | Borehole cleaning and maintenance, water treatment

Boresaver | Borehole cleaning and maintenance

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Boresaver: Increasing Output Improving Quality Maximising Flow If your water supply is critical to your business operations then you need to speak to Borehole Engineering Services about our […]

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Fors Logo

Fors Workshops: FORS are pleased to announce the release of more nationwide FORS Practitioner workshop dates in Manchester, Bristol, Corby, Tyne and Wear and Rotherham. […]

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Lisa Robinson joins as the new office manager.

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

There is a new face at Drilcorp. Lisa Robinson joins as the new office manager. Lisa brings with her a wealth of experience of developing […]

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borehole cleaning

Borehole Cleaning – Scrubbing and Airlifting

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Borehole Cleaning – Scrubbing and Airlifting The images show our team using scrubbing and airlifting processes to clean a borehole of dirt and debris which […]

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Site Investigation Ground Pressure Sensors

GES go back to University GES working alongside Drilling Services were asked to carry out some works for a University in the Midlands.  The job […]

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well drillers association

Drilcorp are a member of the Well Drillers Association The Well Drillers Association consists of companies and individuals engaged in well construction, test pumping, maintenance […]

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Drought Causes Fire

Wildfires pose risk to water quality in the UK

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

Wildfires pose risk to water quality in the UK UK Wildfires are costing the UK’s water companies millions of pounds and they also pose a […]

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Upcoming Events for the Sector

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Upcoming Events for the Sector Utility Week Congress 2017 11 and 12 October Hilton Birmingham Metropole http://events.utilityweek.co.uk/congress/ Green Fleet North East in partnership with the […]

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Borehole

NHS trust goes off grid for cheaper water

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NHS trust goes off grid for cheaper water. An NHS trust in the North has recently contacted a water solutions company to bring its water […]

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How big does my borehole need to be?

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How big does my borehole need to be? A normal domestic borehole usually has a maximum finished diameter of 150mm although boreholes with a finished […]

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What are the main sources of Borehole Contamination. The main source of borehole contamination is from leaking septic and fuel tanks and from animals kept […]

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Restricted Access Drilling

Restricted Access Drilling

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Restricted Access Drilling With a travelling height of 1400mm, erect height of 2800mm and width of 1000mm Drilcorp GES Premier drilling rig can access really […]

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New Strategic Partnership for Water Industry

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New Strategic Partnership for Water Industry The Institute of water are the only professional body solely dedicated to careers in water. Earlier in June they […]

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Drilling Rig

Our multipurpose drilling rig gets a new lease of life! Our Fraste FS 300 has been in the workshop recently and came back sporting a […]

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HS2 London Station - Geotechnical site investigstion

Drilcorp GES team on time! | Geotechnical site investigstion Drilcorp GES are currently mid-way through another successful high profile HS2 project for a major railway line […]

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Fors Audit Drilcorp has passed our annual FORS audit to retain our Bronze certification. The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is a voluntary accreditation scheme […]

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Rising Main

Borehole upgrade Scotland for Global Drinks Manufacturer Borehole Engineering Services (BES) was contacted by a Global drinks manufacturer to resolve some issues they had on […]

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Hosepipe

Hosepipe Ban set for the summer, Time to get a borehole. Widespread drought has been forecast across the country this summer prompting farmers and home […]

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Electric Charging

Drilcorp go Electric

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Drilcorp go Electric The Drilcorp team have just invested in 3 new electric vehicles to continue their commitment to ISO14001. In 2013 only 3500 of […]

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Borehole Cleaning

Public Utility Supplier Borehole Engineering Services (BES) were recently contracted to carry out the refurbishment of two boreholes for a public Utility company in the […]

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OHSAS 18001 - DRILCORP

Drilcorp pass audit for OHSAS 18001

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Drilcorp pass audit for OHSAS 18001 OHSAS 18001 is a framework for an occupational health and safety (ohs) management system and is a part of […]

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drilcorp staff news

Wedding Congratulations Congratulations to our new Business Development and Marketing Executive Gillian McLaughlin who got married last month. Gillian and her new Husband Rob got […]

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Monitoring Wells Installation | Disused Tut Hill Quarry

Monitoring Wells Installation | Disused Quarry

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Monitoring Wells Installation | Disused  Quarry Drilcorp have recently been doing some work at a disused quarry. We installed monitoring wells to 100 metres. Quarries […]

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Bathing water in the UK is Poor Quality

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Bathing water in the UK is Poor Quality The UK has one of the highest rates of poor quality bathing waters in Europe, according to […]

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Borehole drilling contractors

We are on the move! | Borehole Drilling | Drilcorp Drilling Drilcorp have been out on site again and completed another borehole drilling project. On […]

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Prostate Cancer UK

Drilcorp supports Prostate Cancer UK

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Drilcorp have recently sponsored our Bank Manager David Robinson of Natwest. David was inspired by watching last years  coverage of Jeff Stelling’s March for Men […]

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Inter-College CAD Competition

Kris started at Drilcorp on work experience in March 2015 while at college. He became a full time employee and in September began a Level […]

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Drilling Contractor Drilcorp Support Water for People

North East Drilling Contractor Drilcorp Support Water for People Water for People is an International Non Profit working across 9 countries to bring safe water […]

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

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World Mental Health Day The 10th of October was World Mental Health Day. Mental Health is a growing concern in the UK. Mixed anxiety and […]

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Drilcorp enrol 5 staff onto Plant Operations Course

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Drilcorp enrol 5 staff onto Plant Operations Course: The team at Drilcorp have recently teamed up with Opius Training in Gateshead to enrol five of […]

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Ground Source Heat pump

Drilcorp Join Ground Source Heat Pump Association

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Drilcorp have recently joined the Ground Source Heat Pump Association. (GSHPA) The Ground Source Heat Pump Association shares best practice, provides benefits to members, promotes […]

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Drilcorp welcomes new Business Development Executive. There is a new face at Drilcorp. Gillian McLaughlin joins as the new business development and marketing executive. Gillian […]

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Drilcorp Staff Training

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Drilcorp Staff Training 4 new members of the Drilcorp team are enrolling this month on an NVQ Level 2 in Land Drilling accredited by the […]

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Do you know how Water Deregulation will affect your Business? April 1st was the launch for the new Water Deregulation in England. If you are […]

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Our contracts manager Scott Burt who heads up our GES division attended the British Drilling Associations 40th Annual General Meeting on 5th April, held in […]

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british drilling association conference

What is the British Drilling Association? The British Drilling Association are the UK trade association for those who drill holes in the ground, manufacture / […]

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Drilling Rigs

Case Study: Drilling & Installing a Geo Energy Testbed for GERC Drilcorp Division:              Drilcorp Drilling Services (DDS) Location:                                 Nottingham Category of works:            Research […]

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A Quick guide to Groundsource

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A Quick guide to Groundsource What is Groundsource? The term Groundsource originates from two Greek words ‘GEO’ and ‘THERM’. The Greek word ‘geo’ means the […]

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25 facts about water

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  Water is our most precious resource, supporting all life on Earth. In celebration of Drilcorp’s 25th Anniversary, we have compiled a list of 25 surprising […]

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Drilcorp’s Silver Anniversary

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Drilcorp was initially set up to service the water supply and monitoring sector of the drilling industry and started working with a second hand Edeco […]

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Climate Justice Fund Phase II – Artesian Well Capping Exercise and Training In October 2016 a team from the University of Strathclyde, Drilcorp and Water […]

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Merry Christmas Drilcorp

Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.

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As 2016 comes to an end we would like to reflect on the past years accomplishments and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Prosperous New […]

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Hirecorp Services – Rolling Along

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After launching their new Logistics Division earlier this year, Hirecorp Services a division of Drilcorp have been gaining momentum. Demand for this specialist crane assisted […]

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Drilcorp’s  BES attends this Year’s Borehole Users Conference This year’s BHUC 2016 was packed with exhibitors, speakers, presenters, visitors and the newly introduced BSDA Bottle […]

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Client delighted as BES brings disused high volume water supply borehole back into production. In August 2016 Borehole Engineering Services (BES) received an order to […]

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BES carry out Borehole Remediation works and essential CCTV Surveys. Borehole Engineering Services was recently awarded a contract to repair problems that had developed on […]

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Drilling Services | Water supply boreholes

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Drilcorp’s Drilling Services Drilcorp’s Drilling Services (DDS) is an established division of Drilcorp Ltd offering many borehole related services, one of which is their dedication […]

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GES – Keswick Site Investigation – Raw Water Aqueduct Castlerigg Tunnel Alignment Framework Ground Investigation Contractor: Geotechnics Ltd Client: United Utilities Start: 9th May 2016 […]

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Geotechnical Engineering Services goes form strength to strength on HS2

Geotechnical Engineering Services goes form strength to strength on HS2 After successfully completing an extensive phase of Site Investigation Drilling for HS2 in Aylesbury Drilcorp […]

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Pump Removal and Replacement

Borehole Engineering Services – Pump Removal and Replacement Drilcorp’s Borehole Engineering Services Division was approached to carry out work for a recognised Global Alcoholic Beverage […]

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Young Apprentice Achieves Success!

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Young Apprentice Achieves Success! An apprenticeship is an excellent way for school leavers to gain access into the working environment and Drilcorp Ltd is very […]

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water for people - drilcorp group

David Gowans Trip to Malawi on behalf of ‘Water For People’  During May of 2016, Drilcorp was contacted by Professor Bob Kalin of Strathclyde University […]

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Borehole company: GES goes from strength to strength Drilcorp’s Geotechnical Exploration Services is Expanding! After a very productive month Scott Burt, Contracts Manager commented saying […]

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TAG: Drilling Companies UK Geotechnical Exploration Services continue high profile works on the HS2 Project Drilling operations continue into the final stages of the work […]

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water well drilling companies

Water well drilling companies case study

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Drilcorp: water well drilling companies Case Study Client Name: Environment Agency Location: County Durham and Northumberland Description of Works: CCTV and Flow Log Survey The […]

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water well drilling - HS2 Contract award for Drilcorp’s Geotechnical Exploration Services

Water Well Drilling – HS2 Contract award for Drilcorp’s Geotechnical Exploration Services Client Name: White Young Green Location: Amersham – Wendover Description of Works: Water […]

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Water Supply Borehole UK | Case Study

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Water Supply Borehole UK | Case Study Drilcorp was recently contacted by a multinational enterprise that was looking for ways to reduce overheads where possible. Their […]

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Monitoring wells

Monitoring wells and their environmental Importance. Across the UK there are many drilling project proposals underway to investigate potential Oil & Gas reserves using techniques […]

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Water Borehole uk

Water Borehole uk | Geothermal or Ground Source Heat? The two terminologies are often confused! Geothermal Energy is usually generated from deep underground where rocks […]

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Borehole maintenance

Flood contamination in drinking water boreholes. -Borehole Maintenance In light of the recent flooding in the UK, all borehole users should beware of the risks […]

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Borehole decommissioning

Borehole Engineering Services – Borehole Decommissioning for London School of Economics When a borehole or well is no longer needed it should be decommissioned as […]

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Ground Investigation – Perfect coring by Geobore S Geobore S is a unique system. The different methods and the large core size cover most of […]

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Exploration Drilling

Mineral Exploration Drilling using Conventional Coring Techniques in the Ayrshire Coalfields What is Conventional Coring? A core is a cylindrical sample cut from strata using […]

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Geotechnical Site Investigation

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Geotechnical Site Investigation and Soil Sampling In recent times Compact Lightweight Drilling and Sampling Machines have become very popular. Several companies manufacture excellent compact soil sampling […]

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The earth contains over a trillion billion litres of water, so how can we be running out? Did you know that over 97% of the [...] Read More

What are soakaway boreholes?

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Soakaways & Soakaway Boreholes The other day a prospective client contacted Drilcorp and said “I need a hole to get rid of water off my […]

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british drilling association conference

Water wells – Borehole Users Conference 2015

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On the 28th October 2015 Drilcorp Ltd attended Borehole Users Conference held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, East Midlands Airport. The conference targeted an audience […]

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water borehole companies | water borehole company UK

Water borehole companies  – Large Diameter Reverse Circulation (Flush) Drilling During the construction of a borehole, strata being penetrated needs transporting to the surface. There […]

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Water Well Drilling - How to reduce your utility costs
Water Well Drilling - How to reduce your utility costs Did you know that mains water is not your only source of water supply? More [...] Read More
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Water Borehole report for country home buyers.

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Water Borehole report for country home buyers. There are many properties in rural areas without mains water; these could run cost effectively on water borehole [...] Read More
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British Drilling Association conference |

By: Gillian Hogarth | 0 Comment

I attended the BDA’s “Digital Data in Geotechnics and Construction” seminar at the National Space Centre, Leicester on the 8th of October. Working across several […]

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Coal Mine Drilling | Case Study

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Coal Mine Drilling:  Methane Boreholes Client Name: Alkane Energy Description of the Works: Alkane Energy drills into disused non-flooded mine workings to extract coal mine methane, […]

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dewatering

Drilling contractor Drilcorp Ltd of County Durham UK was recently awarded a contract to carry out a ground dewatering operation outside the city of Aberdeen […]

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Apprentices start at drilcorp

An apprenticeship is an excellent way for school leavers to gain access into the working environment and Drilcorp Ltd has opened the door to 4 […]

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borehole pumps uk

Authorsied Specialist Grundfos Dealers | Borehole Pumps Drilcorp Ltd and Borehole Engineering Services, a division of Drilcorp, are now specialist Grundfos dealers and we are […]

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Borehole Engineering Services

Borehole Remediation and CCTV Survey

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Borehole Engineering Services was recently awarded a contract to repair problems that had developed on a public water supply borehole in the Somerset region. The [...] Read More
Drilcorp Drilling Services

Drilling contractor Drilcorp Ltd of County Durham UK was recently awarded a contract to carry out a ground dewatering operation outside the city of Aberdeen […]

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Self propelled Track Mounted Air Compressor Hire

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It’s interesting how many companies approach the problem of getting compressors onto and into difficult areas. This is a problem inherent in the drilling industry. […]

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water well drillers
Water Well Drillers - Refurbishment for Public Utility Water Supply Company Borehole Engineering Services were called upon by their Regional PLC Public Water Supply Company [...] Read More

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