BHP Emplacement Ponds. Coordination of extensive geotechnical investigation to characterise
site and allow assessment of potential site uses. Springvale Dam. Design of water storage dam for Springvale Colliery utilising on-site sand
for embankment construction, with options for George Booth and John Renshaw Drive.
GCL lining Pavement
or a sand-bentonite thickness designs
core. for extensive
widenings and intersections to Macquarie Coal. Investigation
accommodate planned mine haul trucks and reconstruction options for damaged
WILL WRIGHT Senior Geotechnical and Groundwater Engineer Principal
LNG Terminal, Sakhalin Island. Interpretation of British and Russian field investigations and engineering analysis for footings, including 50 m diameter tanks, dynamic foundation analysis, slope stability and site preparation.
2000 to 2003
URS Corporation - London Office ñ Senior Engineer (Soil and Groundwater)
Sangachal Terminal Expansion Geotechnical Investigation in Azerbaijan, 2002. Project Manager for an extensive drilling and trial pitting program to allow detailed design of facilities for a major expansion of the existing oil/gas terminal. There was also a significant geophysical component including tracing of existing pipeline and cable locations. Sakhalin II Onshore Oil/Gas Processing Facility, Lunskoye, Sakhalin Island, Russia. On site technical representative overseeing works by six contractors in remote camp location. The work included CPT testing, geotechnical investigation bores, groundwater exploration bores
and geophysical testing.
Analysis and reporting including design
of large tank foundations.
Detailed design of piled foundations. Shah Deniz Gas Pipeline, Republic of Project manager for Geotechnical
Georgia, 2001. Investigation along
mountainous terrain. local staff. Advanced
Management of local contractor with three field Safety Auditing and Environmental Monitoring.
pipeline through remote teams, including training of
Construction of Ethylene Plant ñ Nanjing, China 2002. Assessment of pile driving operations during construction. criteria to meet both Western and Chinese Standards.
Development of pile completion
Heathrow Terminal 5 Development ñ Environmental Risk Assessment. Compilation and review of extensive background information on an existing sludge disposal
Management of additional subsurface investigations.
Quantitative (Tier 3) risk Monte Carlo (probabilistic)
. . .
methods. Redevelopment of Sun Printers Site, Watford. Geotechnical Investigation. Chrome plating facility ñ Bristol. Phase II Contamination Assessment. Sakhalin II, LNG Jetty, Sakhalin Island, Russia. Design of piles for 1 extremely high lateral loadings from icebergs.
1993 to 2000
Douglas Partners Pty Ltd Newcastle Office Geotechnical and Groundwater Engineer
Groundwater Investigations/ Assessments
Existing Paint Factory, Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam, Field supervision of drilling, well installation and groundwater sampling for contamination assessment. Supervision of contaminated soil remediation. Mapping of groundwater vulnerability and beneficial use, as well as recommendation of appropriate management strategies for a coastal city council area. Review of the monitoring requirements for the closure of a sand mining operation in a water supply aquifer at Tomago. Hydrogeological investigation for a proposed landfill in abandoned open cut pit in the Hunter Valley. Field supervision of drilling, water pressure testing of coal seams, installation of wells and groundwater quality monitoring . Assessment of the existing groundwater quality and the flow regime around pit. Comments on site suitability and possible impacts on nearby Hunter River. Proposed effluent disposal site at Heatherbrae. Supervision of drilling, well installation and groundwater sampling. Assessment of groundwater flows, existing groundwater quality and consequences of proposed irrigation of treated effluent, including computer modelling of solute transport.
Will Wright Last Updated: 19-May-08
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