Horizon’s comprehensive soil and rock testing laboratory offers high quality geotechnical testing on samples obtained in offshore and nearshore investigations and is certified to ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
The testing capability within the onshore laboratory enables engineering parameters to be measured for the latest design specifications for offshore structures including pipelines and cables routes, platform foundations, breakwaters, jetty and port developments, reclaimed land and dredging applications.
Our fleet of mobile laboratories offers a range of geotechnical testing apparatus available for easy and quick mobilisation. Horizon’s offshore laboratories allow for the fast turnaround of critical tests for classification, measurement and strength parameters. Onsite testing allows engineering parameters to be determined during the field work and enables a timely preliminary engineering analysis to be undertaken and provided to our clients.
The tests available include, but are not limited to:
– Unconsolidated undrained (UU) and remoulded (UU-R)
– Consolidated drained (CD)
– Consolidated undrained (CU)
– Direct shear
– Interface shear (maximum normal stress to 800 kPa)
– Interface ring shear
Consolidation tests (soil)
– Constant rate of strain
– Constant load with pore pressure measurement
– Stepped load with pore pressure measurement