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CAN Geotechnical Ltd

CAN Geotechnical Ltd Contact Details

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01246 261626
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Smeckley Wood Close
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S41 9PZ
England UK
Opening Hours
Monday
09:00 am-05:00 pm
Monday
09:00 am-05:00 pm

Tuesday
09:00 am-05:00 pm

Wednesday
09:00 am-05:00 pm

Thursday
09:00 am-05:00 pm

Friday
09:00 am-05:00 pm

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Closed

Sunday
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About CAN Geotechnical Ltd

CAN Geotechnical has been operating as a specialist geotechnical contractor for over 30 years, with a current turnover of £17m and around 200 directly employed staff.
We cover the whole of the UK and Europe from our three offices located in Chesterfield, Bristol and London. We offer in-house design and build solutions using our own chartered engineers and operations staff.
CAN has a large fleet of bespoke plant and equipment, designed in-house and all CE marked. This is supplemented by excavators, ranging from 5t up to 26t. This allows CAN to arrive on site with a plant fleet which is compatible, tested and ready to go.

- A-Frame & Sled Drill Rigs
- Compressors
- Drilling Systems
- Telehandlers
- Tracked Dumpers
- Excavators
- Grout Plants
- Power Packs

CAN operates across many differing sectors of the civil engineering and construction industry, but primarily within the rail & highway sectors and working with developers to optimise useable land space. Clients range from private individuals to local authorities, and from regional contractors through to national main contractors.

Work takes place on slopes, cliffs, retaining walls, bridges, at height or at ground level. Adding in our specialist knowledge of working at height using Industrial Rope Access techniques, CAN is able to deliver a comprehensive range of geotechnical solutions across a wide variety of worksites.

Typical Services We Offer:
- Soil Nailing & Facing Systems
- Retaining Walls
- Drilling & Grouting
- Drainage
- Rock Bolts & Netting
- Anchors
- Tie Bars
- Design & Build Solutions
- Sprayed Concrete & Dentition
- Mini Piling up to 405mm

CAN is the UK’s largest installer of Geobrugg & Dywidag geotechnical products.

CAN Geotechnical’s broad service offering is underpinned by the following accreditations:

- ISO 9001, 14001 & OHSAS 18001
- Achilles RISQS for the rail industry
- Achilles UVDB for the utilities industry
- Sprayed Concrete Association
- CHAS
- LEEA
- Safe Contractor
- SMAS
- Builders Profile
- IRATA Member Company
- Investors in People
- British Drilling Association

At CAN we pride ourselves on working with clients in a collaborative way, offering designs, solutions and ways of working that are to the benefit of all, be that in time saved, financial value or environmental protection. From the outset CAN aims to Engineer Certainty.

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05/03/2019
CAN 'Heads' up one heck of a job on the A465

The A465, or Heads of the Valleys road, is one of The Welsh Government’s key strategic corridors and an international gateway for the South Wales economy.


The existing A465, a single three lane carriageway, was built in the 1960’s with two lanes in the uphill direction. The dualling project will significantly improve its safety, shorten journey times, generally improve transport links and therefore benefit the local economy.


Since September 2015, CAN has been working as a subcontractor for Costain on the Heads of the Valleys A465 widening scheme. The HOTV contract, now into its fourth year, is CAN’s largest project to date.


Throughout the job CAN has been able to adapt and provide viable solutions to the continuing challenges encountered on the project. The works are still ongoing and are expected to continue well into 2019.


Current works include:

- Installation of soil nails, rock bolts and rockfall netting
- Removing temporary road level catch fences
- Installation of gabion facing
- Drilling environmental barrier foundations
- Construction of a bat gully
- Filling voids caused by old mine workings


As of January 2019 CAN has carried work out on the following installing:

- 97,904 meters of drilling – which would reach double the height of the Red Bull Stratos skydive (the highest in the world)
- 13,901 soil nails/rock bolts
- 46,850.5m2 of rock fall netting – enough to cover Trafalgar square more than 3 times
- 34 retaining walls have been built
- 1,373,380 litres of grout – the equivalent of 2,416,811 pints of beer
- 250 tonnes of sprayed – the same weight as 140 pallets of bricks
06/11/2018
RSK GROUP ADDS CAN TO ITS GROWING STABLE

Latest announcement takes the number of acquisitions by the group to 11 in recent months.


Leading environmental and engineering services company RSK Group Ltd today announced that it has acquired CAN, a UK geotechnical and engineering contractor that undertakes large-scale, specialist access projects.

About 70% of CAN’s business is geotechnical projects for slope and retaining wall stabilisation, and installing rock fall protection measures. The remainder involve structural repairs, construction, inspection, testing and maintenance, often including bespoke access solutions. Two of its major recent projects are the installation of the roof at the new Tottenham Hotspur football stadium in North London and a highways project at the Heads of the Valleys in Wales.

CAN operates from three offices, Chesterfield, which oversees most of its operations, Northfleet and Portishead, and employs 250 staff. The company was owned by Neil Foster and Andy Wingfield, who will both continue to lead the business as it joins the geosciences and engineering division of RSK.

The announcement marks the latest in a major series of acquisitions by RSK, which is based in Helsby, UK, the fifth largest environmental consultancy in the UK RSK has 55 UK and 36 international offices and a turnover of £175 million.

“I am delighted to announce this acquisition, which will further enhance the RSK stable,” said Dr Alan Ryder, chief executive officer, RSK. “CAN’s client base of principal contractors, specifically rail sector contractors, will complement other specialisms within RSK.

“Operationally, CAN has a large fleet of plant and facilities for modification and repair. These capabilities will directly benefit our ground investigation businesses for modifying, servicing and repairing rigs, and NDT Services for its pile test rig fabrication and hydraulic engineering.”

Andy Wingfield, managing director of CAN, added, “In RSK, we believe we have found a like-minded group of people that share the values and ethos within the CAN family. CAN’s acquisition by RSK is a fantastic springboard for growth that brings together RSK’s strengths in the early investigation and design stages of projects with CAN’s track record in construction delivery across a wide range of sectors.”

“When we started to look for a buyer, finding a company that really valued its people was a prerequisite, said Neil Foster, commercial director of CAN. “We are delighted that in RSK we have found a business where our fantastic staff will have not only security but also great new opportunities as the company expands. Being part of a larger group with such a diverse range of complementary services will provide the perfect launchpad for the next phase in CAN’s development. We look forward to taking full advantage of that opportunity.”

Since the 2017/18 financial year, RSK has brought 10 new businesses under its umbrella, including Acies, KMGP, Cole Jarman, CJ Associates, Ian Farmer Associates, Up and Under Group, RSKW, Central Alliance, Non Destructive Testing Services and Copeland Wedge Associates.
20/07/2017
CAN achieve ‘Costain Blue’ status!

CAN has been awarded prestigious ‘Costain Blue’ status, reflecting our consistently high levels of performance on the A465 Heads of the Valley Contract. We have been working closely with Costain on this complex highway improvement scheme for many months now, undertaking a wide range of geotechnical tasks including soil nailing, rock bolting, rock catch fence installation and netting, in a variety of locations across the site.

The Costain Blue Performance initiative requires companies to score a minimum 800 points across a comprehensive range of key metrics that includes people, product quality, customer interaction, health and safety, value and delivery, measured over two consecutive quarters.

Congratulations to all of CAN’s site and project management team for their consistently high performance. Attaining Costain Blue is judged as an inspirational performance by Costain and this award should provide our wider client base with firm assurance of CAN’s commitment to customer service and our pledge to engineer certainty.
Products & Services

Mini Piling up to 405mm

Sprayed Concrete & Dentition

Design & Build Solutions

Tie Bars

Anchors

Rock Bolts & Netting

Drainage

Drilling & Grouting

Retaining Walls

Soil Nailing & Facing Systems

Slope Stabilisation

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