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Application areas

Cofra provides integrated solutions for many ground improvement and specific environmental markets. We cover all project phases related to ground improvement from (pre-) feasibility and design through to construction and monitoring. We can offer together with Boskalis comprehensive solutions (quay walls, roads, railways, tunnels and bridges) and have together almost over a century experience to accommodate it.

Our Markets and Application areas

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Infrastructure: roads, railways, ports, airports

We provide solutions for the consolidation and compaction of the subsoil in order to reduce post construction settlements and guarantee stability during construction. Our barriers can be used to create the line infrastructure below ground water level.

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Dredging – land reclamations

Our consolidation and compaction techniques are optimized to be used on land reclamation projects. With high productions, high quality control and an exceptional fleet equipment we can be put in schedules against the largest dredging equipment in the world.

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Our Ground improvement techniques are highly suitable for the consolidation of tailing ponds to create more volume or increase the strength of the material. Our barrier solution are used isolate polluted materials from the environment.

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Construction: Industry, warehouses, logistics, tank farming, housing

Our ground improvement techniques are highly suitable for the preparation of the subsoil for the construction of structures. Our consolidation techniques reduce the settlement, whilst our compaction techniques can perfectly be used to compact the footing areas of warehouses.

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Pollution management

Our barrier solutions are due to the use of HDPE materials optimized to isolate the most polluting substances. This can be performed horizontal as well as vertical.

Pollution management

Flood protection

Our barrier and consolidation solutions are often used in the flood protection market. Our consolidation techniques are used to consolidate the soil behind or under new dikes to increase the strength. Our barriers are used to control waterlevels, block sand transport or prevent erosion.


Liquefaction mitigation

Our compaction solutions, earthquake drains and stone columns are used to prevent or mitigate the effects of the liquefaction of the subsoil.

Our solutions per market segment

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Our projects - Please filter on markets for the specific projects per market segment


PVD installation for Littleport school

Cofra Ltd installed 162,000m1 for the consolidation of the area around the Littleport school in 2015.


PVD installation for a road embankment in Ince Marshes

Cofra Ltd installed 40,000m1 of vertical drain for the consolidation beneath a road embankment in 2016.


PVD installation for Perth A9 A85 Junction

Cofra Ltd installed 363,000m1 of vertical drains on the new junction of the A9 and A85 in 2016.


PVD installation for Dalton lane, Thirsk

Cofra Ltd installed 65,000m1 of vertical drains for the Dalton Lane in 2017.


PVD installation for A6 Randalstown diversion, UK

Cofra Ltd installed 450,000m1 for this road embankment in 2018.


PVD installation for Newton farm housing development, UK

Cofra Ltd installed 126,000m1 of vertical drains for this housing development in 2018.