Team Frankie’s: Tour of Sharjah 2015

Extraordinary tales of ordinary cyclists.

Rare are the sports where professional athletes compete against amateurs. A football match between Manchester United and that local middle-aged Dad’s team is virtually unheard of, yet in the world of cycling this does happen. The Tour of Sharjah that takes place in the UAE is one such event where this occurs. It is a battle between David and Goliath, only here, Goliath is guaranteed to win.

12295448_1081673755206101_4956736487594232442_nOnce again, WJ Groundwater-sponsored Team Frankie’s formed a motivated squad of talented amatueur cyclists. In-house members counted: Levi Angelo Denys, David Williams, Youcef (Paul) Cummings, Neil and Richard who were joined by guest rider Bader Thani, the former Arabian Sprint Champion.

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WJ GroundwaterTeam Frankie’s: Tour of Sharjah 2015

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.


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

WJ Purchases Booster Station for Dubai Canal Extension Project.

Equipment Quickie:

WJ Groundwater (Middle East) has purchased a booster station The technology has been put to work on the Dubai Canal Extension Project. It can pump up to 600 l/s and it is currently feeding off approximately 100 No. deepwells along the course of the Canal. It thrusts the water down a 630mm diameter discharge line 2km to the sea. The station box includes automated monitoring and in-line flow meters on each pump.

Dubai Canal Sept 150002

Dubai Canal Sept 150001

Photos by Ollie Vincent

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WJ GroundwaterWJ Purchases Booster Station for Dubai Canal Extension Project.