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Carnon Contracting

Geotechnical & Civil Engineering

Specialist drilling

Carnon Contracting has a long history of solving difficult drilling challenges. The company’s substantial experience means it is well placed to offer professional and practical answers to unusual drilling projects. Whether the problem relates to the geology, the ground conditions or a difficult location, we will find a solution to meet your needs.

Projects we have completed include:

  • The installation of sewage outfall through cliffs at Mevagissey and Perranporth in Cornwall, UK.
  • The installation of piezometers in an earth fill dam in Cornwall for the Environment Agency
  • The drilling of blast holes on the seabed in Pembroke Dock, West Wales, for Seacore from their jack-up rig
  • Pressure-released drilling in the Victorian dams of the Elan Valley in Mid-Wales for Severn Trent Water
  • Pressure-released drilling in the Bartell and Roadford dams for South West Water
  • The drilling of deep instrumentation holes for rail track at Coal Pit Heath, Gloucester, involving working in an unrestricted speed section of railway line


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