Onshore studies including archaeological survey trenches and subsoil
investigations were required as part of the preplanning for the proposed $2.5
billion Hinkley Point nuclear power plant on the Bristol Channel in the United
Kingdom. Structural Soils was commissioned to undertake the largest onshore
site investigation contract in Europe, totaling in excess of 5 kilometers of rotary
drilling of rock cores.
gIN T’s geoenvironmental and geotechnical software was used exclusively to
collate all site and laboratory data and store other types of subsurface data.
The powerful relational database eliminated duplicate data entries; reduced
risks of data loss or corruption; and enforced instantaneous synchronization of
systems. The planned power plant will bring local jobs, provide electricity, and
reduce carbon emissions.
With its unrivaled flexibility and technical capability, Bentley’s gINT Professional
software enables Structural Soils to adhere to and exceed the most
strenuous of client-driven specifications.
Mark Bevan, Structural Soils
2010 Be Inspired Award Nominee
Innovation in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering