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Geobear broaden rail expertise with the appointment of Dr Mohammed Wehbi

Geobear has strengthened its expertise in the rail sector with the appointment of Dr Mohammed Wehbi as Rail Technical Director.

Wehbi is a Civil Engineer who specialises in geotechnics and transportation. He has previously worked in Network Rail as a Senior Design Engineer in the National Track Bed Investigation and Design team. Mohamed has a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Birmingham and he is also a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Fellow Member of the Permanent Way Institution (FPWI).

Otso Lahtinen CEO commented: “We are delighted Mohammed has joined Geobear. His outstanding expertise and knowledge of permanent way will help us to deliver greater efficiencies for Network Rail.”

Dr Mohammed Wehbi, Technical Director at Geobear Global, said: “Foundation subsoil failure is considered the engineers’ worst nightmare as it would typically require significant maintenance works and, in many cases, major reconstruction works that would lead to substantial spending by the asset owner.

“Geobear’s technology provides novel and elegant in-situ soil stabilisation solutions that could change the way we treat such problems in a more sustainable manner and minimal disruptions. I look forward to being part of Geobear’s team, working with this technology to deliver and maintain more sustainable infrastructures.”

Geobear provides solutions across the rail sector including track stabilisation, ground improvement for stations and lineside structures together with void filling.

Photo credit: Geobear

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