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Qatar Update: 2016 Review

Projects and new tech

“2016 has been packed with important projects and events at WJ Groundwater’s Qatar base,” reported Overseas Director, Paul Turner.

Over the last six months projects have included:

VVIP Villa at the Pearl Qatar

As the name implies, The Villa was for a ‘Very Very Important Person’ in Doha. The sub contract work involves dewatering for an excavation close to the shoreline of the Arabian Sea. A small yet complex, ‘signature’ project successfully completed by WJ Groundwater for CRC.

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WJ GroundwaterQatar Update: 2016 Review
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UAE Update: Overpumping at Burj Khalifa

WJ Groundwater is happy to announce that it is currently operating a sewage over pumping system in down town Dubai close to Burj Khalifa.  The project is an important part of a series of upgrades for Emaar Properties EJS. WJ Groundwater provided Dutco Balfour Beatty LLC with two brand new diesel sewage pumps. Combined they have a pumping capacity of 600 l/s.

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WJ GroundwaterUAE Update: Overpumping at Burj Khalifa
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UAE Update: Paul Turner attends Meeting of the Advisory Board of the Department of Civil Engineering.

WJ Groundwater’s Paul Turner (Overseas Director) (front row – far right) attended the Spring 2016 Meeting of the Advisory Board of the Department of Civil Engineering. The board met at the AUD School of Engineering in Dubai on 22nd March (2016).

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WJ Groundwater AdminUAE Update: Paul Turner attends Meeting of the Advisory Board of the Department of Civil Engineering.
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WJ Groundwater Celebrates 2 Million Safe Man-Hours Completed Without Any Lost Time Incidents (LTI)

WJ Groundwater in the Middle East has passed a significant milestone by completing 2 Million Safe Man-Hours Without Lost Time Incidents (LTI).

To celebrate this admirable achievement, dual staff events were held at WJ Groundwater’s bases in Dubai (UAE) and Doha (Qatar) at the end of December.

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Qatar Update: Drawdown Acheived For New ‘Al Dafnah District’ Project

WJ Groundwater is currently working with Dutch Foundation to dewater a 2B+G+1+30 residential building in Doha, Qatar.  The property is located in the Al Dafnah District, also known as the Diplomatic Area. The project consultant is LACASA (Qatar).

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The WJ Groundwater team led by Noel Melendez (Project Manager) and Vijayakumar (Site Engineer) is deploying a number of deepwells that are supplemented by a level of trenching and sumping to control groundwater levels.

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WJ GroundwaterQatar Update: Drawdown Acheived For New ‘Al Dafnah District’ Project
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Dr Toby Roberts To Speak At Arabian Tunnelling Conference

WJ Groundwater‘s chairman Dr Toby Roberts has been invited to speak at this year’s Arabian Tunnelling Conference and Exhibition 2015 (ATC).

The event is to take place at The Grand Hyatt, Dubai, UAE on 23-25 November and the ‘theme’ this year is ‘Innovative Underground Infrastructure – Challenges and Opportunities’. 

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WJ GroundwaterDr Toby Roberts To Speak At Arabian Tunnelling Conference

Qatar Project Update: Marina Yacht Club – Lusail City

WJ Groundwater is now working with contractors, Ceinsa – JTC Joint Venture to dewater the construction site at the future Marina Yacht Club in Lusail City, Doha.

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Work on the grand project’s design and build began in August 2014. As part of the complex flood prevention works already undertaken, a temporary earth bund has been constructed to allow temporary structures such as work site offices to remain in place. Meanwhile, the adjacent site will be flooded with diverted water in order to keep the construction site dry whilst building work is carried out.

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WJ GroundwaterQatar Project Update: Marina Yacht Club – Lusail City