Geo-technical Ground Investigation

Geo-technical Ground Investigation in Kenya & East Africa

  • Drilling, coring and sampling of soils and rock
  • Cone Penetration Testing (CPT)
  • UXO surveys
  • In situ testing
  • Engineering geophysics
  • Data management
  • Integrated site characterization

To manage project risks, especially for those which are performed in difficult or challenging areas, SECO has a wealth of specialist resources. A combination of professional capabilities and specialised equipment means that we can readily support projects in areas of seismic activity, or where site access is difficult. We frequently work in climatic extremes, areas of environmental sensitivity or urban or industrial complexity and in challenging conditions (remote, soft, marshy, over-water, hazardous).

Whether your work scope includes geological assessments, site exploration, marine surveys or managing geophysical applications, we provide sound solutions.


With proper planning, a well-thought-out exploration programme for subsurface characterisation can reduce or even eliminate expensive surprises during and after construction. SECO’s highly regarded expertise in geotechnical ground investigation is built upon knowing what questions to ask as well as where and how to gather pertinent information.

With the right equipment, relevant experience and knowledgeable personnel, we develop and conduct effective site exploration programmes for projects of any scope at any location within the East African region.


SECO’s Geo-technical site investigation services can help you gain insight into the ground conditions at a particular site or over a wide area or corridor. This information is typically used to obtain an understanding of the nature and variability of ground conditions or to determine specific engineering properties of the soil and rock beneath a site. It is also useful in assessing ground risks and to understand the behavior of the ground in response to planned development activities or natural forces such as seismic shaking.

We have conducted Geo-technical site investigations for diverse civil works projects around the world, including:

  • Oil & gas facilities on land and offshore
  • Coastal structures and port facilities
  • Pipelines
  • Railways
  • Bridges
  • Tunnels
  • Airports
  • Power generating facilities (conventional, nuclear, wind and hydro)
  • Dams, levees and water retention structures
  • Large buildings and structures
  • Intakes and outfalls

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