Unique Hydra, a Unique Maritime Group (UMG) company, has recently signed an agreement with In Situ Site Investigations (In Situ) based in Battle, East Sussex, UK, to offer rental Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) equipment and operators in the African subcontinent.
Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Unique Hydra is a leading provider of subsea rental equipment in Africa and a manufacturer of diving solutions. The product and service range includes design and manufacture of air, mixed gas and saturation diving equipment, marine winches, certified man-rider winches, and specialized subsea rigging equipment among many others. Their experience has given UMG a leading edge in obtaining contracts involving the design, production, supply and maintenance of its specialized equipment.
In Situ is a specialist geotechnical and geo-environmental site investigation company that specialises in the use of CPT techniques and other related pushing technologies. CPT is a commonly used In Situ testing method used to determine the geotechnical engineering properties of soils and assessing the subsurface stratigraphy.
Darren Ward, director at In Situ expressed his excitement about the agreement and the opportunity to bring this cost-effective, practical solution to the African market. He commented, “Our agreement with Unique Hydra will give us a great opportunity to further develop the In Situ techniques at site investigations in Africa.”
Mike Jessop, managing director of Unique Hydra added, “With the continued growth in our rental business, we have seen a great demand for CPT requirements, and our partnership with In Situ will provide our clients with a high quality solution.”