SECON is fully equipped to undertake boring and drilling by rotary and hydraulic rigs followed by comprehensive in-house testing reports and recommendations.

SECON has experience in executing projects in different kinds of terrain - desert, high altitude, large inland waterways and major rivers. SECON also undertakes offshore investigations.


Scope of Work

Projects executed include Metro Rail, Highways, Bridges, Flyovers, Airports, Buildings, Missile sites, Brackish water shrimp farms, Irrigation canals, Aqueducts, Dams, Barrages, Cyclone protection bunds, Structures, Tunnels, Power & Steel plants, Refineries, Tank farms, Oil terminals, Horizontal Direction drilling, Stratification study for Mining and long distance Cross-Country pipelines.


  • Foundation Design and Geotechnical Investigation
  • Material Testing and Pavement Design
  • Slope Stability Analysis and Mitigation
  • Geological and Hydro-geological Appraisal
  • Geophysical and Stratification Analysis
  • Land Reclamation and Hydro-biological Study


  • Extensive Vertical, Horizontal and Inclined Drilling
  • Material and Pavement Investigation for Highways and Structures
  • Specialised Investigations, Testing and Sampling
  • Ground Water and Resistivity Surveys
  • Hydro-biological Investigation for Land Reclamation
  • In-house Lab Testing for Physical and Chemical Parameters
  • Aggressivity and Corrosion Survey
  • Engineering and Land Surveys
  • Detection of Underground Utilities using
  • Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)

Lab Testing

  • Soil
  • Water
  • Rock
  • Computerised Triaxial/Consolidation Testing Facility
  • Chemical Analysis of Soil and Water
  • Construction supervision, field lab testing and quality control
  • Concrete Mix Design
  • Triaxial Testing of Rock
  • Young’s Modulus of Rock
  • UTM Testing

Major Projects

  • Expansion of Nuclear Power Plant Facilities at Kalpakam Atomic Plant, Chennai. About 3000m of drilling upto 120m depth both in hard and soft strata. Rock / Pressure meter and Seismic cross hole seismic testing
  • Investigations for Bangalore Metro Rail Phase 2 . 724 Boreholes . Total 19548 m and testing
  • Detailed Geotechnical Investigation for proposed avalanche control structures at MSP-6 & MSP-10 at Solang Near Manali, HP, Central Himalayas – 9 boreholes upto 45m in hazardous condition of avalanches / rock falls
  • Proposed Road Tunnels in Shimla and other parts of HP middle Himalayas. Horizontal and inclined boreholes and up to 180 Metres. Total 2400m. Work also include high precision Topographical survey, precision leveling using Digital Level / Invar Staff.
  • East-West Corridor of Proposed Bangalore Metro in  heavily built up area. 189 boreholes upto 30m. Total 3200m and testing.
  • Detailed Geotechnical Investigation’s for 9 Km long Elevated Expressway at Bangalore between Silkboard and Electronic city upto 30m depth. 324 boreholes – 3800m
  • 650 Km long cross-country pipeline to Oil India with 53 river crossings. 186 boreholes – 2850m boring. Very complicated assignment in land and fast flowing rivers with erratic boulder strata.
  • Paradip Refinery, Orissa – 99 boreholes upto 40m both in Land and Sea, Plate load, Seismic cross holes and Piezocone test using CPTu – 3700m
  • Investigations for 1300 Km long pipeline for NRL. 83 Major River crossings in the states of Orissa, West Bengal & Assam. 233 BH’s , Total Drilled Qty. 4755 m. Drilling across Major Rivers Ganga (2.5 Km width) and Brahmaputra River (10.0 Km width)
  • Investigations for Bhadbhut Barrage Project - Narmada River Crossing (2 Km width) 16 BH’s upto 60 m depth


  • Extensive Geotech investigation and foundation recommendation for run way, apron, taxi way, terminal buildings, sub-station structures and detailed engineering and property line survey for an area of 4000 acres at Bangalore International Airport Ltd. (BIAL), Devanahalli
  • Geotechnical investigation for Hyderabad International Airport
  • Geotechnical investigation for various facilities at INS-HANSA Air Base, Dabolim, Goa


  • Detailed investigation and foundation design for 71 bridges, 4 ROB’s, flyover including 1300m long Pennar bridge, high embankments, material and pavement investigation for 197 km of NH-5 – Golden Quadrilateral Project
  • Detailed investigation and design of hill road to Dolphin hill range, Vizag
  • Pavement & material investigation for road construction,MRPL–Suratkal Rd.
  • Investigation and design for high level bridge across 460m wide Tena Creek, Surat, Gujarat
  • Soil investigation for Madalgatta bridge across Tungabhadra river
  • Investigation and slope stability analysis for ROB at Pandavapura
  • Geotechnical investigation for the proposed 9 Km length Elevated Highway between Silk Board Junction and Electronic City junction, Bangalore
  • Geotechnical  Investigation and Foundation Design for Grade Separators & flyovers( 6 nos) across Bangalore City


  • Foundation recommendations for major structures and technical facilities for ordnance factory at Rajgir, Bihar
  • Investigations for Defence food research laboratory – Mysore, Sports complexes, accommodation buildings, religious structures – Bangalore, Technical & other facilities - Bidar
  • Detailed survey and investigations for port facility buildings and for developing special economic zone at Mundra.
  • Soil Stratification, Corrosion survey, Cathodic protection design and geotechnical investigation for 450km long water supply projects at Kozhikod and Pattuvam at Kerala


  • Investigations and foundation recommendation for the expansion of existing pelletisan plant, Tornagallu.
  • Detailed investigation for setting for additional units of Ductile iron sponge plant, Kudremukh
  • Investigations and foundation recommendation for Air separation plant and Integrated stell plant at Tadipatri


  • Detailed investigation for major structures and sub-stations for 330MW power plant at Bhander Dist., Gwalior
  • Offshore investigation for barrage mounted 170 MW combined cycle Tanir Bavi Power Plant
  • Detailed investigation for the utilization of ash pond for expansion of thermal power plant
  • Investigations and foundation recommendations for captive power plant at Miyyar
  • Detailed survey and soil investigation including conducting block vibration tests for turbine foundations and for expansion of 2x13m thermal power plant
  • Soil investigation for expansion of steam generator power plant and for clear water pipeline from intake well to plant at ACC cement plant, Wadi
  • Investigations for mini hydel power projects including head tunnel works at Madhavamantri, Rajankollur, Mandagere
  • Detailed survey, soil investigation and geological mapping of the project area for mini hydel power project across gurupur river, Moodibidri


  • 3296m long aqueduct, Alamatti left bank canal, Muddebihal
  • 585m long aqueduct, Indi Left Bank Canal, Kemphalla
  • 289m long barrage across Bhima river, Kallur
  • Geotechnical investigation for 7Km long earthen Dam, Hiramandalam Reservoir, Andhrapradesh
  • Geotechnical investigation for an Earthen Dam across Bellary Nala, Belgaum, Karnataka
  • 558m long Varahi aqueduct, Varahi river, Kundapura


  • Geotech investigation including Deep drilling (upto 50m) for crude oil terminal and its facilities at Ennore, Chennai
  • Investigation & foundation recommendation for Kerosene oil and LPG tank farms, Elf Gas complex, Mangalore
  • Investigation and foundation recommendation for the proposed Reliance tankage terminal at KIADB, Mangalore
  • Ground improvement studies for Kerosene tank, MRPL, Mangalore
  • Investigation including conducting DCPT for LPG storage and bottling plant, at Solur, Karnataka
  • Investigations for virtual jetty & permanent jetty for phase-II expansion at Mangalore Port
  • Investigations for terminals and pipeline infrastructures for MPPL pipeline project
  • On-shore geotechnical investigation for Mangala Oil Fields, Barmer, Rajasthan
  • Conducting SCPT tests along the Hazira-Mora pipeline at Gujarat.


  • Geotechnical investigation, soil stratification and corrosion survey for cross country pipelines across AP, Karnataka, Gujarat, Goa, Maharashtra  including crossing major rivers like Krishna, Godavari, Patalganga, Kalana, Terekhol, Panchaganga, Bhima, Bhor, Chapora, Narmada, Kali sindh, Panam, Sabarmati, Mahi, Vatrak, Tapi etc
  • Hydrographic survey and Geotechincal investigation for HDD crossings across major river such as Narmada (width 560m), Tapi (width 430m) at Maharashtra
  • Geotechnical investigation for HDD crossings across Narmada, Tena, Bhuki and Kim river at Gujarat
  • Hydrographic Survey and Geotechnical investigations across major rivers for HDD crossings in the states