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June, 2016

We are pleased to announce that GeoConsult has been selected for work at the new Danish Embassy in New Delhi, India. The Danish Chancellery and Housing Project is a 4,000+ m2 new embassy compound consisting of a chancellery, housing, underground parking, perimeter wall with compound access control buildings, technical and physical security features, as well as sustainability components. Hollingsworth Pack is providing construction management services and requested that GeoConsult provide assistance in these endeavors.

March, 2016

To all our clients involved in or interested in soliciting federal contracts: GeoConsult is now 8(a) certified!
We are licensed in Puerto Rico and Virginia. We are (now) 8(a) certified and we are an economically disadvantaged woman-owned small business (EDWOSB), which can be of interest for federal contracting.

July, 2015

GeoConsult has been selected for work under State Department auspices in Haiti. Working with Hollingsworth - Pack, we have undertaken work for the new Terrier Rouge Commissariat. This work is located in northern Haiti, between Cap Haitien and Fort Liberté.

September, 2014

GeoConsult has conducted their first site visit to Niamey, Niger, with Hollingsworth Pack. Meetings were held with local clients. Drilling and testing at the selected site are both underway. A detailed environmental review is also being conducted by GeoConsult while geotechnical work is completed.

August, 2014

GeoConsult and Hollingsworth Pack have been selected by the US Department of State to conduct designs in the Republic of Niger. GeoConsult, under contract with Hollingsworth Pack, will conduct geotechnical engineering and environmental reviews for projects in the area of Niamey, the capital.

March, 2014

GeoConsult is pleased to announce that they have successfully concluded their five year Peer Review in March of 2008, which is required as part of GeoConsult's risk management policies. The review was conducted by well-known members of ASFE or GBA, the Geoprofessional Business Association. While risks cannot be eliminated from the practice of geotechnical engineering, they can be managed and perhaps reduced. GeoConsult strives to participate with clients to achieve project goals with safe results.

August, 2012

Puerto Rico's first wind farm, 44 Siemens 2.3 mW turbines came on line after successful completion of construction. The facility provides 90 mW of renewable energy to PREPA's grid.

August, 2011

GeoConsult has been selected as designer for the Santa Isabel Wind Farm in southern Puerto Rico. The facility consists of 44 Siemens 2.3mW generators and will be constructed by Wanzek from Fargo, North Dakota for Pattern Energy from San Francisco, California. Cost of the facility is $215 million. Construction will start in September, 2011.

March, 2009

The Río Blanco Offstream Dam was completed.

September, 2007

GeoConsult completed the 30% geotechnical and civil design for Beatriz Dam in Caguas, a 40-m high earthfill dam near the town of Caguas. This facility includes a 4-km intake tunnel.

July, 2006

Construction continues at Rio Blanco Offstream Dam in Naguabo. Construction of more than 14,000 stone columns was completed by May 2006. A 800-meter-long soil-bentonite cutoff wall was also completed at the end of July, 2006. The completion of these works represent the end of the foundation preparations for the dam. Work in the dam's appurtenant structures continues as scheduled. GeoConsult is providing engineering and CQC services during construction of the project.

March, 2006

GeoConsult is pleased to announce that it has purchased a new digital seismic cone penetration testing set. This equipment is manufactured by Hogentogler & Co. under ARA/Vertek ownership. GeoConsult is the pioneer in the use of CPT testing in Puerto Rico since 2000, practice that has proven very effective and has been followed by fellow geotechnical firms in the island.

March, 2005

GeoConsult has recently acquired a set of fully automated, computer-controlled testing equipment manufactured by GeoTac out of Houston, TX. The equipment is capable of performing direct shear tests, consolidation tests and triaxial testing. This addition is part of the constant improvements made to our laboratory equipment with the intention of keeping with the state-of-the-art while providing the best service to our clients.

January, 2005

Construction has begun at the Río Blanco Offstream Reservoir in Naguabo, Puerto Rico. The facility will provide between 6 and 12 MGD of water to the eastern Puerto Rico region, where intense development threatens to outpace water supplies. The reservoir scheme was designed by Gregory Morris and Associates (San Juan, Puerto Rico) and consists of a 6-kilometer intake pipeline that skims water from a small weir and fills the offstream reservoir. The earth dam will measure 1.3 kilometers and will be 22 meters high. It was designed by Golder Associates (Atlanta, Georgia). GeoConsult conducted peer review of the structures and performed site investigation and liquefaction analyses based on SPT and SCPTu . Both Golder and GeoConsult have assigned resident engineers to the project and are conducting all QA/QC activities including an on-site test lab.

The construction contract was awarded to Las Piedras Construction for $104 million. Time for construction is expected to be 32 months and should be completed by November, 2007. Ground improvement using 14,000 1.1-meter diameter columns is underway. A slurry wall seepage curtain will be subsequently installed.