The beginning of a new era has been ushered in at the Doha headquarters in Qatar. WJ Groundwater Qatar has finally bid farewell to 2016, the Fereej Kulaib office and moved to new premises in Fereej Bin Omran. The move was finalised on the last day of February (2017).
WJ Groundwater is pleased to announce that since the beginning of February 2017, the company has become proud owners of some additional new business premises. The new yard, office, workshop and warehouse has been purchased to take over from operations at our Clipstone Yard. It has been a long standing ambition of the directors of WJ to own our main yard for the long term financial security of the company and to allow us to develop a facility for our specific needs to a high standard.
WJ Groundwater is very proud to announce that it has opened a new office in Canada. The new team will be based in Toronto, Ontario in the east of the country. This news cements our reputation as a global dewatering specialist on the rise. We already have a number of projects in development in the region too.
WJ Groundwater has been hard at work on a dewatering project for client, the McLaren Group at Bromley, Kent’s new state of the art shopping centre. Known as Bromley South Central and due for completion in late 2017, the project is being overseen and managed by Dr Mark Pickett.
One of the biggest projects of 2016 at WJ Groundwater has been on the Ispwich Tidal Barrier Project. We worked closely on the Water and Environment Management (WEM) project for our client Volker Stevin Ltd (VSL) to enable construction of the tidal gate structure at the River Orwell.
WJ Groundwater’s Poland team are mixing national tradition with fun and games this year. Employees at the Lodz branch will celebrate Christmas by sharing out of the holy wafer followed by some fun with a few games of ten-pin bowling.
The commercial side of Christmas is growing in popularity year on year in certain countries across the Arabian peninsula. Traditionally known as an Islamic region, countries like UAE and Qatar are also hosting a myriad of Christmas events to cater for the growing number of European, Far Eastern and American ex-pats, workers and holidaymakers.
WJ Groundwater has recently been awarded a £1 millionplus contract for Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke JV (FLO) for groundwater quality monitoring on its multi-billion pound project Thames Tideway Central. Although, WJ Groundwater has been undertaking water sampling and testing for many years this is the first contract it’s won where these services are to be central to the commission.