The construction, infrastructure and energy ecosystems are evolving:

Igne enables these sectors to succeed through the provision of integrated or stand-alone solutions to site investigation, testing, UXO, geo-environmental, geothermal energy and water supply challenges.

Discover Igne

Introducing IGNE

The demand for high-quality site investigation and drilling services, and for water and energy resources from corporate and domestic customers remains intense.

These services must be delivered more efficiently, effectively and sustainably than ever. To achieve this, excellence in terms of experience, expertise and equipment must be combined to ensure service delivery is integrated, through one supplier, not many. This is why Igne was formed.

Our services


We are one company, with one team, working together to support you

Igne’s team includes experienced engineers and skilled scientists who utilise specialist plant and equipment. Our size and reach means we have the capacity to deliver solutions nationwide. And our integrated offering ensures we can support the entire lifecycle of your project or simply supply a standalone service.

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Engineers and
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Scientists and
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Planning and
analytical staff

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Administration and

The future

Igne is the future of service delivery  – it was formed through the consolidation of these core companies:


Allied Exploration & Geotechnics

Allied Exploration & Geotechnics

Established in 1988, AEG brought its UKAS accredited geotechnical and environmental investigation services across to Igne’s expert repertoire when it became part of Igne on October 2nd 2023.

DTS Raeburn

DTS Raeburn

Operational since the 1950s, providing geological, geotechnical, and environmental engineering services, DTS became Igne’s expert advisory arm when it joined Igne on the 2nd October 2023.

Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical

Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical

The Raeburn name has been synonymous with expert drilling services since the 1940s, their site investigation expertise added to Igne’s authority when it joined Igne on the 2nd October 2023.

Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical Northern

Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical Northern

Raeburn Northern has joined Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical and now brings its additional expert personnel and state of the art equipment to ensure Igne has the most diverse drilling fleet in the UK.

SafeLane Global (UK UXO)

SafeLane Global (UK UXO)

The addition of SafeLane’s UK UXO division means Igne’s clients benefit from unrivalled expertise in the mitigation of unexploded ordnance risk from Igne UXO Limited - part of Igne since it formed on the 2nd October 2023.

Terra Tek

Terra Tek

With UKAS and Mcerts accredited laboratories throughout the UK, Terra Tek delivered geotechnical testing of construction materials and site investigation solutions when it joined Igne on the 2nd October 2023.

WB+AD Morgan

WB+AD Morgan

Established in 1946, Morgans delivered sustainable water supply and clean, green geothermal energy for domestic and commercial clients alike to the Igne offering when it joined Igne on the 2nd October 2023.


At Igne, we have a combined experience of over 350 years and one of the widest selections of plant in the industry.

It's this combination of experience and technology, passion and science, that enables us to deliver to the highest operational standards ensuring we get the job done right, every time.

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Our fleet is made up
of 242 vehicles

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Specialist Vehicles


Plant Vehicles

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554,540 litres of hot beverages consumed by our drilling teams

This equates to nearly a quarter of the volume of a 50m swimming pool worth of tea. In fact, our drillers drink their own body weight in tea every 23 days.


Our drilling teams have drilled over 792km since 1988

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The same as drilling the elevation of Everest nearly 90 times

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Which is equivalent to drilling 82% of the distance from Land's End to John o'Groats as the crow flies. If travelling by road the lads would be on the outskirts of Sunderland - effectively they've drilled all the way home!


Today’s customers want actionable insight and critical services available on time, on budget, on scope.

The best businesses in their respective fields were brought together as Igne to deliver integrated geo-environmental, site investigation, testing, unexploded ordnance, geothermal and water supply services.


Years' combined experience

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 Igne works with the environment agency

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 Igne works with national highways

Igne works with the National Trust

Igne works with the nuclear decommissioning authority

Igne works with Scottish Power

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3 domestic water well clients

“Excellent communication and competitive prices.”
"First class company"
"Brilliant and customer service excellent."

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A word from our customers

“You’ve helped us gain some ground!”

Laboratory Department Manager

Environment Agency

“May I also take this opportunity to thank you for the constructive and co-operative way in which you have carried out the contaminated land investigation and remediation work at this site. This has greatly aided a thorough targeted investigation of the site and allowed any outstanding issues to be quickly resolved. ”

Area Customer Services Manager

Project Manager

“Please pass my thanks on to your guys as they worked in a very safe and pro-active manner with regards to all issues and I look forward to working with you all again to get eyes on our lovely little anomalies.”

Morgan Sindall

Project Manager

“You have successfully drilled to a depth of 152.5m in difficult and broken ground whilst encountering flush and grout loss. I would have no hesitation in recommending you and it would be a pleasure to work with you again on future projects.”

Potentia Safety Solutions

Maintenance service feedback

“I would like to take this opportunity of complimenting you on the gentleman who attended. A quality person who was not only well versed and competent with the system but also had an excellent manner and a very worthy ambassador for your company. Please pass on my approbation to him.”

Geothermal energy client

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