Action Environmental is involved in the ongoing efforts to assess properties in the Tampa, FL, downtown area that are part of a major redevelopment project that the City is proud of. The 3230DT has been able to complete deep sampling for both soil and groundwater for this project.
It’s a beautiful setting ....
Downtown Tampa, FL, is located on Tampa Bay with the Hillsborough River running through it and Tampa University just on the other side of the river.
To the locals, the city is one of those places that brings people in for their jobs, but when the clock strikes 5 o’clock, the place turns into the proverbial ghost town. City planners have wanted to bring more housing and shopping to the downtown area, to transform it into a city that could sustain a full time population with all the amenities so it could be a night-time destination as well.
Action Environmental in Tampa was approached to see if they had a drill rig large enough to handle proposed environmental work; otherwise sonic options would be pursued.
“The project was literally in our backyard,” Fred McKay, Operations Manager for Action said. “We were confident in our capabilities, plus the project would be great to be invovled with since it was one the City of Tampa had a lot riding on. They were thrilled to find out that our new 3230DT had 50,000 lbf of down force and 80,000 lbf of pull back, and was substantially more powerful than the smaller rigs in the area.”
The 3230DT would be required to collect soil and groundwater samples to depths of 40- to 50-ft. below grade. The project would require all the power the 3230DT could muster to sample through the difficult geology of dense clays and weathered limestone.
After the initial work was completed, Fred said the company would return to the downtown area to continue the front end work needed to lay the ground work for the transformation of the city. “It’s very rewarding knowing that we have contributed in a small way to this enormous undertaking,” he said.
Since purchasing the 3230DT, Action Environmental (formally EnviroTek) has enjoyed a number of opportunities that would never have been afforded to them without the additional capabilities the 3230DT brought to their drilling fleet. “Our 3230DT was originally purchased to fulfill a client’s needs in the mining industry, but has since opened new doors with new opportunities with other clients,” Fred added. “We couldn’t be happier with the way the 3230DT has performed for us.”