CMS Geotech Ltd

Marine House
Falmouth Marina
North Parade
TR11 2TD
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7852 981505

Primary Contact

David Hitchcock

David Hitchcock

Managing Director

Company Profile

CMS Geotech Ltd is a small and ambitious Company based in Cornwall founded in 2014 on 25 years’ experience of planning and conducting extensive marine surveys. We specialize in a wide range of seabed testing and sampling activities for cable routes, pipelines, construction and contamination assessment for MMO/CEFAS and Marine Scotland dredging & development licenses. Depending on the scale of the project we can act as main contractor or sub-contractor / hire company.

Worldwide we work with a range of partners in the following broad service areas:

  • Marine Environmental Sampling & Monitoring
  • Marine Mining & Dredging Research
  • Marine Survey
  • Marine Geology
  • Marine Geophysics
  • Marine Geotechnics

At CMS Geotech Ltd we own equipment to acquire geotechnical data up to 20m below seabed using a range of systems including seabed penetrometers (Datem Neptune 5000 CPT); 4 x vibrocorers including 3 heavy duty proven designs; piston corers; USNEL box corers and many assorted size grabs and other environmental monitoring equipment.

We offer the full range of marine offshore, coastal and waterway surveys on our own or 3rd party vessels depending on the specific project. Services include:

  • Geotechnical Testing & Sampling – Vibrocore, CPT including Magnetometer Cone, Thermal Resistivity Cone and Graviprobe®, Piston and Gravity Cores, Grabs (USNEL Box, Hamon, Day, Van Veen etc)
  • Environmental Surveys – Beam Trawls, Water Quality Sampling, Underwater Video, ADCP, benthic sampling & identification
  • Bathymetric & Hydrographic Surveys –  Single beam and NORBIT, RESON, R2SONIC & GeoSwath Multibeam Echosounders with seabed discrimination , Geotexture, feature habitat mapping, high resolution integrated laser (above water) and multibeam (below water) asset surveys
  • Geophysical Remote Sensing –  Sidescan Sonar, Shallow Seismic Profiling, Magnetometer, UXO detection, ROV & towed sensor cable depth of burial surveys,
  • Dredge Monitoring – Volume change, plume dispersal, EIA support, sediment contaminant testing for CEFAS/MMO/Marine Scotland licence guidelines for marine works