Structural Soils bound for HS2
Structural Soils (an RSK company) has been appointed as a ground investigation contractors on the first stage of the HS2 route between London and Birmingham, UK. Structural Soils is one of nine contractors that will carry out the ground investigations in more than 90 work packages with a total value of about £50 million over the next couple of years.
The investigations will require the full range of investigative techniques, from simple trial pitting to wireline coring to pressure meter testing, to be used in various working environments from fields in the Chilterns to street corners in London. All this work will have to be done to a very tight programme to ensure timely delivery of the scheme.
RSK Benelux’s bioremediation technology in the press
World Water, a leading international water magazine, has published an article on a new groundwater bioremediation technology developed by VITO (a leading Belgian independent research organisation in the field of clean technologies and sustainable development) with technical support from RSK.
The article, which featured in the first issue of 2015, focuses on the statistics behind groundwater contamination from methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) and tert-butyl alcohol (TBA), the reasons why they need to be removed and the cost-effective and low-energy benefits of the new method. It follows a press release at the end of 2014 announcing that, with its industrial partners Punch Metals NV and Xeramics International NV, RSK now has a global franchise for this new technology and related services from VITO and can offer MTBE and TBA remediation service worldwide.
Subscribers can read the full article on the World Water site (Volume 38, Issue 1, 20–21).
Leaking underground storage tanks at fuel stations are a major cause of MTBE- and TBA-contaminated groundwater.
The VITO-developed mobile pilot bioreactor.
Healthy Heart Month
In February 2015, RSK hosted its own Healthy Heart Month, which aimed to increase awareness about heart-related diseases, establish some good habits and raise some money for British Heart Foundation.Healthy Heart Month.
RSK Polska directors feature in Contact Online
Contact Online has featured an interview with RSK Polska directors Tim Coutts and Andrzej Rożański. The magazine, published by the British Polish Chamber of Commerce, identifies opportunities for bilateral trade between the UK and Poland, shares news and best practice, and offers practical advice about avoiding potential barriers when entering the UK or Polish markets.
RSK director on judging panel of the first WICE awards
RSK director, Sue Sljivic has been selected to judge at the WICE (European Women in Construction & Engineering) Awards. The awards aim to find the most exemplary women within construction and engineering across Europe, so the judges are carefully selected for their knowledge, experience and expertise. Many of the judges are influential women within the construction and engineering industries.