Leven Contaminated Land and Geotechnical Ground Investigation

Leven Generation Limited, a subsidiary of Forsa Energy, required support to enable the development of a Gas Peaking Plant in Scotland.

The investigation was undertaken in order to obtain ground quality information to assist in confirming the suitability for the proposed commercial development and associated infrastructure.

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Assessment of ground conditions considering both environmental and geotechnical aspects is critical to reduce project risks.

Scope of Work

As part of this investigation works package GDG undertook the following:

    • A desk study and intrusive investigation to confirm site conditions.
    • Contaminated land assessment.
    • Characterisation of potential pathways from onsite contamination.
    • Determined whether the pollutant linkages identified are significant and therefore whether the site is suitable for its intended end use.
    • Determined any necessary requirements for remediation.
    • Geotechnical investigation.
  • Interpretation of ground conditions and material properties for the main geological units encountered across the scheme.
  • A ground model and recommend design parameters.
  • Assessment of the geotechnical risks associated with the scheme.
  • Mineral Stability Assessment related to underlying coal workings.
  • A Sustainable Drainage (SuD) assessment.
  • A Flood Risk Assessment (FRA).
  • Topographical surveys using both land survey and unmanned aerial vehicles/ drone.
  • Pile Design.


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