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									What we can offer                                                                 Key Contacts

Atkins is one of the leading providers of professional, technologically-         For further details regarding our capabilities please email:
based consultancy and support services in the world.                   
We employ over 18,000 staff throughout our offices worldwide. We are
well positioned to undertake a diversity of projects, with a multidisciplinary
team spread across a network of offices throughout the UK and overseas
in the Americas, Asia and South East Asia, Western Europe, Central and
Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.

Geotechnical Skills & Services
    •   engineering geology & geohazards
                                                                                                                                                               Geotechnical Engineering:
        environmental geotechnics
        engineering geomorphology                                                                                                                          Coastal, River & Water Projects
    •   advanced geomechanics
    •   rock & soil slope stabilisation
    •   earthworks
    •   foundations & substructure engineering
    •   highways geotechnics
    •   rail geotechnics
    •   river & coastal geotechnics
    •   offshore geotechnics
    •   water supply & sewerage geotechnics
    •   nuclear geotechnics
    •   tunnel & shaft engineering
    •   due dilligence & expert witness

                                                                                 Office Locations
                                                                                 UK & Ireland

                                                                                 Our UK & Ireland offices include:

                                                                                 Aberdeen      Crewe         Haverfordwest   Northampton    St. Asaph

                                                                                 Altrincham    Croydon       Ipswich         Nottingham     Stockton-On-
                                                                                 Barking       Cumbria       Knutsford       Oxford
                                                                                 Belfast       Derby         Leeds           Peterborough
                                                                                 Birmingham    Dublin        London          Plymouth
                                                                                 Bristol       Edinburgh     Maidstone       Pontypridd
                                                                                 Cambridge     Epsom         Manchester      Reading
                                                                                 Cardiff       Exeter        Newcastle-      Sale
                                                                                                             under-Lyme                     Warwick
                                                                                 Chelmsford    Gillingham                    Scunthorpe
                                                                                                             Newcastle-                     Winchester
                                                                                 Chippenham    Glasgow       Upon-Tyne       Sheffield

                                                                                                                                                                           Plan Design Enable
                                                                                 Colwyn Bay    Gloucester    Newport         Southampton

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Project Experience                                                        Project Experience                                                           Project Experience

Landslide Stabilisation on the Isle of Wight                              Abberton Dam, Essex, UK                                                      West Coast Expressway, Malaysia
A housing development on the coast was threatened by active               A geotechnical investigation was undertaken to assess the condition of       The West Coast Expressway is a 300km turnkey highway project along
landsliding. Following landslide mapping and subsurface investigations    Abberton Embankment Dam in Essex. The dam, which is 650m long and            the west cost of the Malaysian peninsular. A 50km section of the
Atkins designed new coastal revetments and slope profiles. Geotechnical   up to 16m high, is over 60 years old. It was built with a central core and   expressway crosses an environmentally sensitive coastal peat swap
measures incorporated into the solution included soil nails through the   cut-off of puddle clay and outer shoulders of sand and gravel. During        forest. As part of the route optimisation for this section of the highway,
unstable material and counterfort drains to reduce the water table in     construction, in July 1937, a major slip occurred over the central section   Atkins provided technical and site management for the geotechnical
the slope. The result was a stabilised slope that was accessible by the   of the dam’s upstream slope. The failed area was rebuilt with very flat      investigations and topographic surveys. We subsequently carried out the
residents.                                                                slopes.                                                                      geotechnical design of the highway, paying considerable attention to the
                                                                                                                                                       engineering behaviour of the peat and the use of lightweight fills.
Seaflow Tidal Current Turbine - Monopile Foundation                       Durrat Al Bahrain, Kingdom of Bahrain
                                                                                                                                                       HSE Risk and Safety Study
Following a design & build contractors’ unsuccessful attempt to install   Our work for Durrat Al Bahrain was carried out as members of Atkins’
a mono-pile foundation in about 24m of water depth, Atkins was            multi disciplinary project teams in the UK and Bahrain. Principal            Atkins were commissioned by the UK’s Health and Safety Executive to
commissioned to:                                                          geotechnical activities were:                                                review potential safety risk implications associated with recent trends
                                                                                                                                                       and developments in marine ground investigations techniques. We
•    lead an independent review of the foundation conditions and,         •    design and supervision of site investigation                            considered new approaches to geological, geophysical and geotechnical
•    assist with the assessment of alternative foundation options.        •    geotechnical Interpretative Report                                      site characterisation, and methods of geotechnical analysis and
                                                                          •    input into fill specifications                                          foundation design.
      location of utility service pipes and cables.
                                                                          •    advice on raft and piled foundations
                                                                          •    settlement analysis
Village Flood Barrier Banks Project, East Yorkshire                       •    slope stability analysis                                                Embankment Dam Construction, St Helena
                                                                          With an area of 20km2, the development involves he creation of 12            St Helena, a small volcanic island in the South Atlantic Ocean, suffered
As part of a strategic review of flood defences following the breaching
                                                                          islands and the reshaping of the coastline. Our geotechnical input to the    repeated water shortages. Atkins was appointed to design and
of a section of river barrier, the Environment Agency commissioned
                                                                          design included assessment of sandfill quality and quantity, foundation      supervise the construction of a new embankment dam with a 25,000m3
Atkins to undertake a series of studies to assess the risk of future
                                                                          conditions and outline design, dredging depth, methods of island             reservoir basin to provide for the new island’s needs.
failures. Subsequent work has included further investigations to refine
                                                                          formation and suitability of construction materials.
the assessment of key lengths of flood bank and to aid design and
                                                                                                                                                       Limitations on imported supplies (with only one ship every month) and
construction of remedial works.
                                                                                                                                                       limited plant and materials required initiative and flexibility on the part
                                                                                                                                                       of our supervising engineer, whose responsibilities included design
                                                                                                                                                       modifications, testing and quality control soils and concrete, training of
                                                                                                                                                       staff, cost assessment and public relations.

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