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Alternate Use of a Pallet Collar

May 18th, 2017

For the shipping of larger quantities of CPT tubes or casing tubeswe use so-called eurpallets provided with a wooden collar. This week we received this picture from one of our clients who found an alternate use for the wooden collar: ...
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Towards the Robotization of the CPT Process

April 21st, 2017
 
We are proud to present the most recent Crawler-Truck we manufactured. It is built on a mighty Volvo FMX-370 with 4x4 drive and provided with a sturdy D3 type crawler undercarriage. But the real innovation is found inside!
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CPT Tubes of 2 Meter Length

April 4th, 2017

Now in our workshop: CPT tubes with a length of 2 meter. This is not a new product, but it is just a picture of a product, that we manufactured on specific request of one of our customers. So if you need something special, please let...
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New 200 kN CPT Crawler for Group Verbeke

March 10th, 2017

Belgian soil investigation specialist Group Verbeke has taken delivery of a new crawler-based CPT rig. The rig is a brand-new 200 kN crawler fully up-to-date with today’s technology. 

It is based on an extra sturdy D3 cr...



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In Memoriam! Edwin Morsink

February 1st, 2017
 
We are sorry to inform you that the CPT community has lost another member. Edwin Morsink, project leader at Lankelma Engineering in Almelo, has passed away last week at the age of only 41.
 
Our thoughts and heartfelt co...
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Lankelma Zuid Takes Delivery of a Crawler-Truck

January 12th, 2017

Dutch soil investigation specialist Lankelma Geotechniek Zuid B.V. has taken delivery of a Crawler-Truck. The rig is fully customized to suit Lankelma’s requirements.
 
It is based on a MAN 4x4-TGS18.360 compliant ...




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Piezocones! 100% New Design

December 1st, 2016

We feel really proud to introduce to you the next generation piezocones, named P10-CFPTxy and P15-CFPTxy. The advantages are:  Totally new design 75% stronger than the previous generation S10 and S15 cones Analog & digita...





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Open house 2016!

November 2nd, 2016

Gouda Geo is preparing to throw a great open house party this November 11th. Aside from making sure that everybody will have a good time we will be giving a much anticipated product presentation, as well as some demonstrations. We...

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Our New Sales Engineer Jelmer van de Graaff

October 13th, 2016

It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you our new sales engineer Jelmer van de Graaff. He joined Gouda-Geo October 1st to strengthen our sales team.
 
Having grown up on a very small island in our local lake district...

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Presenting the all-new 200 kN Centaur!

August 19th, 2016
 
We here at Gouda-Geo like to stay on top of things, and lately we have developed in close cooperation with Dutch CPT company Inpijn-Blokpoel a brand-new compact size CPT penetrometer pushing rig. This rig has been developed s...









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Truck with Crawler Undercarriage

August 6th, 2016

Poot Kasdekreiniging in Maasdijk (The Netherlands) has just taken delivery of their second Volvo FMX truck with Hiab crane and Gouda Tracks crawler undercarriage. 

Poot is a Dutch company specialised the the cleaning and chalk...


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Our Future Technical Director?

July 29th, 2016
 
This young man is Nico Zoetemelk, the 6 year old nephew of sales director Erik Omtzigt. Nico adores machinery since he could walk. He loves trucks and specially when he can sit behind the wheel, start the engine, use the honk. H...
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In Memoriam! Ronny de Ruijter

June 6th, 2016

Today we have sad news. We have been informed that Ronny de Ruijter, CPT operator at BMNed, has passed away unexpectedly at the age of only 56

We remember Ronny as a very friendly and good humored guy who took his job very ser...



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Hillegom, Here We Come!

March 24th, 2016

Today we have taken the next step in the history of Gouda-Geo. We have been to the notary office this morning and have signed all the contracts. It is final; as per April 18th we're moving to our new office in Hillegom.
 
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In Memoriam! Madelon van Leeuwen

March 7th, 2016

I don’t think anyone in the geotechnical industry has ever heard of Madelon van Leeuwen and I wonder if she has ever known what geotechnics is all about. Fact is, that Madelon has played an important role during the set-up stag...



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We are sorry!

We realize that many of you frequently visit our website and facebook page to have a look at the news. Over the last year, things were so hectic at Gouda-Geo, that we had no time to place any news articles. We are really sorry for that!

2016 we...
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Impressive CPT Job in Liverpool

March 31st, 2015

Today we received a number of pictures from BAM Infraconsult. They are currently carrying out an impressive soil investigation project in Liverpool (UK).
 
The job is done using 2 nr. Excavators equipped with a 200 kN multi-pur...
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New Trainee: Gijs Seelen

March 24th, 2015
 
Last week we had a very positive surprise. Gijs Seelen has done a traineeship in our company and he blew everyone away. Gijs is only 15 years old, but he proved to be technically very gifted.

Gijs was no stranger to working w...

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Determining In Situ the Length of Sheet Piles

March 3rd, 2015

In the past it was virtually impossible to verify if sheet piles were indeed driven to the required depth. Nowadays the trusty Cone Penetration Technique comes to the rescue in the form of a triaxial magnetometer that can be pushed i...




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2 Nr. 200 kN CPT Crawlers Built in Only 8 Weeks

February 2nd, 2015
 
How to build two State-of-the-Art 200 kN CPT crawlers in record time? The joint effort of the Gouda-Geo design and manufacturing team and our dedicated partners made it possible. Despite the Christmas or New Year's holid...



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A Very Special Wedding!

January 27th, 2015
 
Here in The Netherlands we have the tradition that every couple that gets married, is taken to the church or town hall in a special vehicle. This can either be a vintage car, a limousine, horse and carriage, or some other sp...



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CPTU Testing in Azerbaijan

January 21st, 2015

As you might know, Gouda-Geo has clients 103 countries nowadays (we are very proud of that, as you can imagine). In the picture you can see a Griffin 200 kN crawler-based CPT penetrometer pushing rig we recently delivered to a cli...




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Cone Penetration Testing on the Railroad

January 14th, 2015
 
Today we received a number of pictures from one of our clients, German CPT and drilling specialist Vulhop & Becker. Last year they bought a highly versatile 200 kN CPT penetrometer pusher from us and this week this rig w...



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Je suis Charlie

Gouda Geo-Equipment strongly supports the freedoms of speech, expression, and press.
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Jan Lippens Starts Up a New Venture

January 5th, 2015

As per December 31st our dear friend and expert on CPT testing Mr. Jan Lippens, former owner of Lippens Jan Geotechniek, has stopped working at SGS. About 4 years ago the Lippens Jan Geotechniek company was integrated in the struct...





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Sondex Celibrates its 40th Anniversary

December 27th, 2014

Last week Belgium CPT specialist Sondex celebrated its 40th anniversary. A major achievement. To mark this milestone, a big venue was organised in the city of Gendt to celebrate this event in a memorable way with clients, supplie...

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Modular 200 kN Multi-Purpose CPT Platform

December 3rd, 2014
 
For many years we are manufacturing our trusty 200 kN CPT platform. We have decided to modify the design such, that is becomes much more versatile. We found the solution in a modular design. The CPT platform can be used on a...









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New: Hand-Pulled 200 kN CPT Penetrometer Set

November 25th, 2014

The 200 kN lightweight CPT penetrometer set is an economical, hand-pulled set with full Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) capabilities. It is suitable for both electrical and mechanical CPT testing.
 
The design of the CPT pene...

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New: Transport Case for Field Engineer

November 9th, 2014

We recently designed a transport case for easy transportation of anything a geotechnical or environmental field engineer takes with him on a job, like measuring instruments, hand auger drill, soil and water samples, etc.
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In Flanders Fields

October 31st, 2014

This year it is 100 years ago that the 1st World War started. We want to commemorate this event that effected so many people all over the world.
 
"In Flanders Fields" is a war poem, written during the First World W...




















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Repair of Main Chassis of CPT Truck

October 27th, 2014

We at Gouda-Geo do also repair and maintenance on machines manufactured by other companies. Last week a 180 kN CPT truck was brought in with serious cracks in the main chassis. This is the backbone of the machine and it proved to ...

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New Product: Master Pin Pusher

October 20th, 2014

The hydraulic master pin pusher (also called track press) is an economic yet powerful tool for the assembly and disassembly of track chains. Despite its compact dimensions and low weight, it generates a hefty 75 T (750 kN) pushing...



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Technical Service Centre in Friesland

October 10th, 2014
 
Our technician Stefan Zwart has met the love of his life and is moving to Friesland. However he remains employed by us and he will be responsible for our technical service centre for the Northern Netherlands and North-West G...



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In Memoriam! Herwig Verbeke

September 30th, 2014
 
Today we have been informed, that Mr. Herwig Verbeke has passed away in the age of  78 years.
 
Mr. Verbeke was one of the pioneers in Cone Penetration Testing in Belgium and the founder of Diepsonderingen H. Ver...

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Huge Milestone: Clients in 100 Countries

September 18th, 2014

In June 2012 we informed our readers already about the fact that Gouda-Geo was exporting to 85 countries. But we have not rested on our laurels since. We feel really proud to inform you that today we have received a purchase ord...



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New Crawler-Truck Delivered to Fugro

September 9th, 2014
 
Fugro, world’s largest provider of geoscience services, has recently taken delivery of a brand-new 170 kN Crawler-Truck. Fugro decided to place the order for this new rig with Gouda-Geo because they were convinced of ...





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History: Prof. Kees Edelman

August 5th, 2014
 
In our business the Edelman auger is the tool we all use, our Swiss army knife. But where does this auger come from and why does it look the way it looks?
 
The Edelman auger is named after Prof. Kees Edelman (1903 &ndash...



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New Service: Client Area with Personal Files

July 28th, 2014
 
We have extended our website with an area specifically dedicated to our clients. Using your own E-mail address and a password issued by Gouda-Geo you can access your personal files.
 
At a glance you can check the status o...

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Flight MH17 - National Day of Mourning

July 23th, 2014
 
Today is a National day of mourning. We commemorate the 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 which was shot down over East Ukraine on July 17th, 2014. Our thoughts are not only with the victims, but also with the mother...

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Mysterious Contraption in our Workshop

July 16th, 2014
 
Spotted in our workshop today, a mysterious contraption. Some 20 meters long featuring aluminium trusses, steel cable stays and a yellow construction at the base. What is it and for what purpose was it designed and built? Quest...

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The Importance of Good Soil Investigation

July 7th, 2014
 
One of the mayor Dutch contractors announced today to expect project losses of approximately €75 million. Problems were encountered during large civil engineering project in Germany and the UK.
 
The problems are due t...

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Johan has turned 50 years old today!

June 29th, 2014

Every company has them, a nerd. Always on the computer living in a virtual world. Gouda-Geo has its own nerd, Johan van Stijn. A wizard with electronics and software. And today is very special to him; Johan has turned 50 ye...



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Dave van der Weijden – Our New Logistics Manager

June 2nd, 2014
 
In order to keep up with the continuous growth of our company, we have hired Dave van der Weijden as our new logistics manager. Dave is a long-time friend of Erik Omtzigt, Gouda-Geo’s commercial director, and has a proven ...

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CPT Testing on Coastal Defence Wall

May 26th, 2014

This picture was sent in last week by one of our clients: Bouw- en Managementservice Nederland (BMNED). They operate i.a. a 200 kN multi-purpose CPT penetrometer platform.
 
In this specific case they were asked to investigate the...
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Our New Project Manager: Kees van Duijvenbode

May 9th, 2014

We feel proud to introduce to you our new project manager, Kees van Duijvenbode, who will join the Gouda Geo team as per May 19th.
 
Kees is a former colleague of Rob Hogervorst, the technical director of Gouda Geo, and was born a...
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Sponsoring the 80 km Run-Bike-Run Marathon

April 15th, 2014
 
Gouda-Geo has sponsored last week a team of the ID College in Leiden participating in the 80 km long Run-Bike-Run marathon stretching from Leiden to Woerden. During this marathon the participants will in turn either bike or ru...

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In Memoriam! Dirk Pluimgraaff

April 3rd, 2014

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of the iconic Dirk Pluimgraaff after a courageous battle against a long illness. He was just 64 and enjoying life to the fullest in France. Dirk (or Dick in Dutch) was truly the mai...

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100 Year Old WW1 UXO Kills 2 in Belgium

January 19th, 2014

A 100 year old unexploded ordnance fired during the First World War killed two construction workers and injured two more when it exploded yesterday. 

The bomb had laid dormant for a century at an industrial site in the forme...


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Highly Versatile 200 kN CPT Penetrometer Pusher

March 5th, 2014
 
We recently designed a completely new version of our trusty 200 kN CPT penetrometer pusher making it even more versatile. It was designed such that it can be mounted on a drilling rig, on an excavator (by means of CW type quick...



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Drilling Rigs for Geotechnical Soil Investigation

January 31st, 2014

Frequent visitors of our website might already have seen, that Gouda-Geo will extend its scope of supply enormously with the introduction of high-end drilling rigs, the GeoDrillers.
 
The GeoDriller drill rigs are extremely v...





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Meet us in Las Vegas

January 27th, 2014

The International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) organises in collaboration with California State Polytechnic University the 3rd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing, CPT'14. Th...
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Vulhop & Becker since 1926

January 6th, 2014

Vulhop & Becker is a German company specialising in geotechnical soil investigation. The company was started in 1926 by founding father Willy Vulhop. Over the years the company has been involved in the installation of gas and w...



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Mercedes Arocs with Gouda Tracks

January 3rd, 2014

Gouda Tracks are an innovative alternative for traditional 4x4 of 6x6 trucks. Gouda Tracks can be mounted on practically all standard trucks and convert such a standard truck into a full terrain vehicle.

A truck equipped with Goud...



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Christmas Time = Calibration Time!

December 9th, 2013
 
The year is almost over and Christmas is coming. This also means that the time is there for maintenance of equipment and calibration of measuring instruments, such as: Calibration of data acquisition devices (like the GeoLog...
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Cone Penetration Testing at Chernobyl

November 16th, 2013

The Chernobyl disaster was a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine and is widely considered to have been the worst nuclear power plant accident in history.
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In Memoriam! Titus de Wolff

October 8th, 2013

This is a really sad day for anyone involved in the CPT industry. We lost one of our icons. Titus de Wolff passed away due to a tragic motorcycle accident last week in Senlis, France.
 
Titus was Titus, and Titus did it his wa...


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Harmen Korndorffer Our New Mechanical Engineer

September 19th, 2013
 
The Gouda-Geo team has a new member; Harmen Korndorffer has joined our company as per today.
 
We have known Harmen for quite some years now and have ever appreciated his working skills and practical hands-on attitude...




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Filter Funnel for Contaminated Fuel

August 26th, 2013

A common problem on jobsites is contaminated fuel. Certainly the high-end fuel injection system of modern diesel engines have problems dealing with fuel containing free water or particles.   Gouda-Geo introduces a funnel with...

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Holiday Time = Maintenance Time

July 29th, 2013
 
We at Gouda-Geo understand that your CPT penetrometer rig is your source of income; when the rig works, you work. When it is standing idle, you aren’t making any money. That is why Gouda-Geo is also open during the holida...



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Mercedes-Benz Arocs with Crawler Undercarriage

July 25th, 2013

Last week Van der Marel's Loonbedrijf, based in De Lier in The Netherlands, ordered a brand-new Mercedes-Benz Arocs with crawler undercarriage and Palfinger crane.
 
The Mercedes-Benz Arocs is the new range of heavy-duty tru...

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Tunnelling the A2 Motorway under Maastricht

July 24th, 2013

Nowadays, motorway A2 crosses the Dutch city Maastricht and causes a lot of nuisance for local residents. In order to overcome this distress a stacked tunnel with a length of approximately 2.3 km is being build.
 
Avenue2’...





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New Diesel-Hydraulic Power-Pack

July 19th, 2013

In anticipation of the introduction of a new lightweight 200 kN CPT penetrometer set, we proudly present today to you this brand-new diesel-hydraulic power-pack.
 
The power-pack features a hand-started Hatz diesel engine (7 kW ...



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Jan Reynaert of Sondex Retired

July 18th, 2013
 
As per last Friday Mr. Jan Reynaert, operations manager at Sondex Belgium, officially retired after more than 40 years of working hard.
 
Jan has dedicated his professional career to geotechnical soil investigation. Now he...

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Eko Atlantic City - Gateway to Africa

July 17th, 2013

Eko Atlantic City is a huge land reclamation project in Lagos, Nigeria. It started in 2003 to create a permanent solution to protect Bar Beach in Victoria Island.
 
Lagos, the commercial capital of Africa’s most populous c...



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ISO 22476-1: New Standard for Electric CPT Testing

July 15th, 2013   ISO has developed within the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) a brand-new standard for electrical cone and piezocone penetration test; ISO 22476-1. The introduction of this ISO standard facilitates the un...
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In Memoriam! Dominique Dusautoir

June 12th, 2013
 
Today we received extremely bad news. Dominique Dusautoir, CPT operator at Arcadis ESG, passed away last week at the age of 47.
 
We have known Dominique for many years and have appreciated his kindness, his humour and mos...

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"Ultra Light" Crawler-Truck

May 31st, 2013

On special request of Mr. Jan Reynaert, project manager at Sondex N.V. in Belgium, we developed a crawler-truck that is around 850 kg lighter than our standard crawler-trucks without sacrificing performance and quality.
 
The com...






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The GAZ M20 “Pobeda” – World’s First SUV?

May 16th, 2013

Nowadays we all drive a SUV, but what was the first?
 
It is believed that world’s first real SUV was the GAZ M20 “Pobeda” (победа, which means Victory in Russian) named so after the victory in WWII. It is...



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350 kN: CPT Penetrometer Pusher on Steroids!

May 2nd, 2013
 
Up to water depths of 50 metre the Cone Penetration Tests are generally carried out by means of top-push from a jack-up barge. The CPT sounding tubes are guided towards the seabed by means of a standpipe providing the required la...





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Puente Nigale: 2nd Bridge across Lake Maracaibo

April 23rd, 2013   The new crossing of Lake Maracaibo belongs to a set of 12 large-scale megaprojects for Zulia State located in the northwest of Venezuela.   The project is called Puente Nigale (in English Nigale Bridge) and comprises the...
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Register Subsurface Data in The Netherlands

March 21st, 2013

At this moment a new law is being prepared in The Netherlands named the Register Subsurface Data (in Dutch Basisregistratie Ondergrond or BRO in short) which is expected to become into force on January 1, 2015.

This law will assure i...




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Fugro CPT Truck Spotted in Madurodam

January 11th, 2013

A miniature of a Fugro CPT truck was spotted in Madurodam today. Madurodam is a well-known amusement park in The Hague where the most famous buildings and landmarks of The Netherlands can be seen on a miniature scale.

Cone penetrat...

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CPT Linkedin Group: 250 Members!!

January 3th, 2013

In August 2011 Gouda-Geo started a Linkedin group named Cone Penetration Testing – CPT. The objective of this group is to bring together CPT professionals, geotechnicians and geoscientists from across the globe. Members are en...

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Polyurethane Track Shoes

November 22th, 2012

Last week we have replaced the nylon track shoes of a number of CPT trucks by steel track shoes provided with polyurethane protection pads.

The polyurethane material is extremely wear-resistant, highly flexible and very resistant ...

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Party Time: November 23rd is Open Door Day!

October 25th, 2012

On Friday November 23rd we organise our traditional Open Door Day in autumn atmosphere for our clients and friends. The theme this time is "The Peasant Wedding".

Needless to say there will be quite some CPT penetrometer r...

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Belgium: Standard Procedures for CPT Testing

October 18th, 2012

The Belgian Group for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (BGGG) has developed over the last 3 years a number of standard procedures for soil investigation focussing on Cone Penetration Testing.

The procedures are compiled ...

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New Product: Storage Trays for Soil Samples

October 12th, 2012

These high-quality trays offer five compartments for the storage and transport of soil samples. Constructed with sturdy and durable anthracite grey (recycled) plastic with integrated reinforcements.

The storage trays, also called c...

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Be Careful, Guys!

October 5th, 2012

The underground is full with possible dangers for anyone carrying out a soil investigation job. Be prepared and familiarise yourself with the terrain and its history by contacting beforehand official organisations like the Land Regi...

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A 50% Slope? No Problem!

October 1st, 2012

One of our clients, Sondex Belgium, was confronted with a very difficult terrain in Theux (B) to carry out Cone Penetration Tests for a private home project.

Sondex has selected the 130 kN CPT penetrometer crawler Gouda-Geo built...

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Piezocone with U2 and U3 Pore Pressure Sensors

September 25th, 2012

For a research project down under Gouda-Geo has developped a special version of its trusty S10-CFIIP piezocone; the S10-CFIIPP piezocone. A piezocone that measures the insitu pore pressure both at the U2 and U3 position...

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CPT Testing in Sierra Leone

September 20th, 2012

African Minerals Ltd., has invested heavily in the exploitation of the Tonkolili iron ore deposit at Pepel, Sierra Leone. As part of the rehabilitation of their loading facility the existing jetty is renovated and extended w...



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Depth Encoder for Deep-Sea CPT Testing

September 3rd, 2012

Recently Gouda-Geo developed in close cooperation with an engineering company specialised in the design and manufacturing of high-tech underwater equipment a depth encoder for deep-sea Cone Penetration Testing.

The unit is manufac...

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Mercedes Zetros

August 23rd, 2012

We’re in love with it. For 3 years now. Unconventional, rough and tough. The new Zetros extends the legend of Mercedes-Benz Unimogs. Can either be supplied as 4x4 (max. total weight 16 T) and 6x6 (max. total weight 23 T).

Its ...

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Keadby Wind Farm, North Lincolnshire (UK)

August 16th, 2012

Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) has started the construction works for the Keadby Wind Farm in North Lincolnshire (UK) due to become England’s largest onshore wind farm.

Once completed early 2014, 34 turbines with a combine...

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Mos Grondmechanica Takes over Conex

August 7th, 2012

Today we were informed that Mos Grondmechanica from Rhoon, Holland has taken over Conex. With this take-over Mos gets a 5th branch office strategically located in the very south of The Netherlands at a very short distance from both t...

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New ISO/FDIS 22476-1 Standard Declared Final

July 31st, 2012

As per today the ISO/FDIS 22476-1 Standard(Geotechnical investigation and testing -- Field testing -- Part 1: Electrical cone and piezocone penetration test) has been declared final. Compulsory reading matter for every geotechnical pr...
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Geofluid Exhibition in Piacenza, Italy

July 19th, 2012

From October 3rd till 6th the 19th Geofluid Exhibition and Conference will be held in Piacenza, Italy. The exhibition features 389 exhibitors (266 from Italy and 123 from abroad).

Over the years Geofluid has become a not-to-miss event...

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Gouda-Geo Exports to 85 Countries Worldwide

June 29th, 2012

Today Gouda-Geo won a big tender contract issued by the Ministry of Water and Energy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The tender included the supply of 6 hand-carried static penetrometers, many geotechnical field tests and surv...

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Trainee Roel van Doorn Graduates at Gouda-Geo

June 27th, 2012

The past 9 months Roel van Doorn has done his graduate internship at Gouda-Geo. He has worked on multiple projects. Roel has designed a brand-new transport trolley for CPT equipment and a simple yet effective catching clamp.

His final...

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Gouda-Geo Open During Holiday Season

June 26th, 2012

In this period, you receive loads of messages from your suppliers that they will be closed or have limited services during the holiday season. We go on holiday as well, but the company stays open and our staff remains availa...

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A Glimpse into the Past: Sondex CPT Truck

June 26th, 2012

Today we received a nostalgic picture from Ms. Ilse Claessens of Sondex Belgium showing a 200 kN 6x6 truck purposely built for Cone Penetration Testing. Picture was taken in 1973; almost 40 years ago!

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CPT Testing at an Angle

June 23rd, 2012  

Gouda-Geo recently supplied a 200 kN CPT penetrometer pusher to BAM-De Ruiter in Halfweg, The Netherlands. The unit was equipped with CW-couplings and non-spill hydraulic couplings for quick and easy attaching to a hydraul...

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New Crawler-Truck Added to the Rental Fleet

June 19th, 2012 

Because of the increasing demand for the rental of CPT penetrometer pushers, Gouda-Geo has added a new 190 kN crawler-truck to its fleet of rental equipment. The truck, equipped with an additional crawler undercarriage, will be ...

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Maintenance & Calibration During Summer Holidays

June 12th, 2012 

The summer is coming and the holidays. That is also the time for repair, maintenance and calibration of your equipment and measuring instruments.

The Gouda-Geo staff is at your service and offers a full service package, ranging ...

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Introducing our New Sales and Service Manager

June 8th, 2012 

We would like to introduce you to our newest employee; Remko Vonders.

Remko, with a strong background in the automotive and aviation sector, has accepted our offer of employment as a sales and service manager. His first day at Go...

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Inpijn-Blokpoel Orders New Crawler-Truck

May 30th, 2012 

By ordering a state-of-the-art crawler-truck, Engineering Bureau Inpijn-Blokpoel confirms its confidence in the future and in Gouda Geo-Equipment. We’re proud to have the opportunity to manufacture this high-end produc...

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Gouda-Geo Sponsors Team Bollenstreek

May 27th, 2012

Team Bollenstreek is a local organisation of very enthusiastic runners. Every year they participate in the ROPARUN, the longest non-stop estafette run in the world. The run starts in Paris, France and finishes in Rotterdam, Holland and...

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Inclinometer Casing Tubes Available from Stock

May 16th, 2012

Since 2006 Gouda-Geo supplies inclinometer casing tubes in various sizes in both ABS and PVC quality. Due to the increasing demand of its clients and the urge of quick delivery, we have decided to supply the inclinometer casing tubes f...

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Carrying Frame for Hiab Crane

April 18th, 2012

Gouda-Geo developed and built by order of Hiab importer Cargotec a sturdy frame for a Hiab XS 600 EP-5 HiPro foldable hydraulic crane. The crane has a lifting capacity of 15,900 kg at a distance of 3.2 meter.

The frame not only accom...

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Flushing Head for Nearshore CPT Testing

April 16th, 2012

When Cone Penetration Tests are being conducted near-shore, the friction between the CPT sounding tubes and the casing tubes tends to increase considerably. Furthermore, seabed sand has the tendency to get into the stand-pipe via the...

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Pricelist Available in 7 Languages

January 4th, 2012

Traditionally Gouda-Geo publishes its general catalogue/pricelist every year in 4 different languages, i.e. English, French, German and Dutch (of course ;-). This year we have translated the pricelist also in Italian, Spanish and Po...

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Gouda-Geo Truck Elected to be “Miss March 2012”

January 2th, 2012

Last year Gouda-Geo developed and built by order of Hiab importer Cargotec a very special 6x2 truck featuring a crawler undercarriage and a hydraulic crane (www.gouda-tracks.com).

The base vehicle was supplied by Volvo truck dealer ...

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Theo van Velzen Takes over Tjaden

December 23th, 2011

As per today Theo van Velzen B.V. from Alkmaar, Holland has taken over Tjaden Engineering Bureau. After the bankruptcy of the former owner of Tjaden, Theo van Velzen grabbed the opportunity and incorporated Tjaden&r...

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Retrofitting Radio Remote Control to a Track-Truck

December 20th, 2011

One of our clients, Keller Grundbau from Germany, has asked us to equip their existing track-truck type CPT truck with a radio remote control in order to improve the safety of the operator and to enable precise manoeuvring on tigh...

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Baker Shop “Bakker Jan” Opens its Doors

December 1st, 2011

Today baker shop “Bakker Jan” opened its doors in Leiden, Holland. The owner is Patricia Tijssen and she is a long term friend of Gouda-Geo’s commercial director Erik Omtzigt.

The team of Gouda-Geo has helped Patr...

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Patent Awarded!

November 8th, 2011

Today we have been informed by the Dutch Ministry of Economical Affairs, that Gouda-Geo has been awarded an international patent for a 100 kN down-the-hole CPT and soil sampling device called “Stinger 100 kN”.

Based on ...

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CPT Testing in St. Petersburg, Russia

September 15th, 2011

Russian engineering company SU-299 purchased some years ago a fully equipped CPT truck based on a Iveco 6x6 carrying truck. This week the truck was spotted at the Admiralteyskaya project in St. Petersburg doing piezocone penetrat...

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Gouda-Geo Doubles the Size of its Premises

September 14th, 2011

We are proud to inform you that as per today Gouda-Geo has bought the next-door building doubling the size of its premises.

Over the last 5 years Gouda-Geo has grown considerably. In order to manage the growing demand for its pro...

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Stefan Zwart Joins the Gouda-Geo Team

August 31st, 2011

Just to inform you all, that as per tomorrow (September 1st, 2011) Stefan Zwart will join the Gouda-Geo team. 

Stefan is a well-known face in the CPT world. He has been the main mechanic at GeoMil for over 15 years. Stefan'...

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Linkedin Group: Cone Penetration Testing

August 18th, 2011

Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) is a highly accurate in situ testing method for soft to medium dense soils. A technique developed in the early 1930s by civil servant Mr. Pieter Barentsen and manufactured by GMF Gouda. It is used to d...

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History: The Beginning of Cone Penetration Testing

August 12th, 2011

Friday September 13th, 1918 a very serious railway accident occurred near the city of Weesp, The Netherlands. 41 persons were killed and 42 wounded. The levy the train drove on was completely saturated with water and failed when the...

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Serious Incident with CPT Crawler

August 4th, 2011

Last week a serious incident took place with a Gouda-Geo 100 kN CPT crawler of one of our clients. Whilst crossing a small canal in the western part of Holland, one of the dragline boards failed. This caused the CPT crawler to tip ov...

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Tracks for Ordinary 6x2 Trucks

July 17th, 2011

Gouda-Geo recently expanded its product range beyond the geotechnical branch. The company introduced a crawler undercarriage that can be mounted underneath an ordinary 6x2 truck, giving it unparalleled performance in the field and all...


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Soil Remediation Using Direct Push Technology

June 1st, 2011

Soil remediation deals with the removal of pollution or contaminants from the ground. One of our clients, Keller Grundbau from Germany, has been asked to place gas injecting units using the direct push technology of their truck-based C...

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In the Spotlights: Geotechnical Exchange Format

April 16th, 2011

For geotechnical in-situ investigation the cone penetration test has been used world-wide. Based on the results of this type of soil investigation insight in the build-up and the bearing capacity of the subsoil will be gathered.

Trad...

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Nauerna - Testing the Impact of Traffic on Dikes

March 11th, 2011

Moving traffic has a huge impact on the underground and specially on dikes and embankments. In order to improve the analysis models simulating and predicting the impact of moving traffic, multiple real-life tests were conducted on a ...

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NEN 3680 Standard Withdrawn

January 19th, 2011

Today the trusty NEN 3680 standard (Soil investigation - Static cone penetration tests) has been withdrawn. This standard has been in use since April 1982 and will be replaced by NEN-EN-ISO 22476-12:2009.

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CPT Testing on Railroad Track

May 10th, 2010

One of our clients, Hoogveld Sonderingen from Wierden, Holland, has fitted his 100 kN CPT crawler (built in 2009 by Gouda-Geo) with a special undercarriage making the unit suitable for road, rough terrain and rail. The crawler is also ...

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Cameroon – Edéa Hydroelectric Power Station

May 7th, 2010

In Edéa, 70 km south-east of Douala the capital of Cameroon, in the Sanaga river a new hydroelectric power station is being constructed. The company in charge is Belgium contractor Besix.
 
The power station is designed for...

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Flying CPT Truck

March 25th, 2010

Just a cool picture of a CPT truck of one of our clients, Mos Grondmechanica. By means of an impressive hydraulic crane, the 21.5 Ton heavy CPT truck is lifted and placed on a working deck owned by Volker Staal en Funderingen. Notice...

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FD Gazellen Awards

November 23th, 2009

The FD Gazellen Awards is an award for the fastest growing companies in The Netherlands. It is organised by the Dutch financial newspaper named Financiele Dagblad. The awards are not only given to the fastest growing companies, bu...

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A Glimpse into the Past: Jan Cornelis Mol

June 19th, 2009

This month we bought an original Barentsen CPT penetrometer (ser.nr. 180) on the internet from a very nice family in the north of The Netherlands. The family had inherited the penetrometer from their grandfather Mr. Jan Cornelis Mol (...

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New Product: Cordless Digital Water Level Meter

February 16th, 2009

As per today we have added a quite revolutionary new item to our product range; a fully cordless digital instrument for the measuring of water levels in piezometer standpipes. This highly accurate device measures quickly water lev...

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Installation for Unloading Containers

November 6th, 2008

By order of Bertschi Logistics and in close cooperation with Crane Builders and Oostingh Staalbouw, Gouda-Geo designed an installation for the unloading of containers. The containers arrive in Rotterdam harbour and contain mos...

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New Law to Avoid Damages to Underground Infrastructure

July 1st, 2008

Every year in The Netherlands alone there are about 40,000 incidents with cables or pipes getting damaged. The Dutch WION law entered into force as per today and aims to avoid danger or economic loss caused by damage to underground cab...

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In Memoriam! Didier De Grave

December 29th, 2006

We received the sad news today that our dear friend Didier De Grave, driller and CPT operator at Orex, passed away due to a tragic car accident. We wish his wife and children and his colleagues at Orex lots of strength bearing thi...

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Gouda-Geo Moves to New Building

October 14th, 2006

This is a great moment for us. This month, after almost 6 weeks of hard labour, we have moved into our new building in Warmond. Strategically located in the heart of the Randstad, near to motorways A44 and A4 and at just 20 minutes...

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Testing Unimogs in Germany

July 4th, 2006

As you might know, we are currently in the process of building a brand-new 140 kN CPT penetrometer truck for SGS Belgium. In close deliberation with our client we have selected an Unimog U5000L with long wheelbase as base. Due to their...

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In Memoriam! Richard Duvigneaud

February 14th, 2006

Early this month we lost our dear friend Richard Duvigneaud at the age of only 39 years. We wish Luka and Diego, his wife, his parents and the Orex colleagues lots of strength dealing with the loss of this nice person. Richard, me...

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Gouda-Geo Goes to China!

August 2005

As announced earlier, Gouda-Geo goes to China. Technical director Rob (driver) and marketing advisor Piet (navigator) will take a 1958 Vauxhall Cresta through 11 countries all the way to Beijing China. The trip will take over 4 weeks and ...

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