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The development of Salford Quays includes the construction of the new ‘Media Bridge’ where specialist marine contractor, Commercial Marine & Piling, have to install a cofferdam and the bridge pier foundations.

The 60 tonne CAT 345 has been working on the high profile Tyne Tunnel project, excavating between the supporting props on the south approach.

WM Plant Hire used their 65 tonne excavator on the construction of a stormwater outfall in Fife as part of a large investment by Scottish Water.

The need to use a heavy duty rock drilling mast to stabilise a rail embankment required the CAT 345 with heavy lifting capability on this rail project near Tamworth.

Following a landslip on a key route in mid Wales, a machine with over 25m reach was required to drill rock anchors into the underlying material.

Ground improvements including a deep cut off trench to prevent the movement of contaminated groundwater are underway.

Works are ongoing to install deep leachate drains on a landfill site at depths up to 14m.

Worcestershire County Council are using rock armour to protect the historic Ham Bridge from the scour of the River Teme.

Heavy duty CAT 375 needed at the Port of Southampton to remove a concrete slab with an underwater breaker.

A new Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) is under construction at Newhaven with a deep shaft forming part of the processing plant.

A landslip on the Wolverley Canal prompted swift action by British Waterways to remove the obstruction from the water and re-grade the embankment.

As the largest of its type in the UK, the CAT 375 is being used for maintenance dredging operations on the River Thames to ensure deep water is available at the Calor Gas berthing facility.

Work using the 95 tonne CAT 375 and the 60 tonne CAT 345 long reach machines on the redevelopment of the busy Port of Felixstowe is well underway by Costain, with extensive marine work in progress.

A recent flooding event has deposited gravel and other debris in the channel of the River Severn at Shrewsbury.

WM Plant Hire are currently providing two long reach machines for the 2012 Olympics on the construction of Prescott Lock and the widening of the channel.

Ongoing lagoon maintenance is relying on the 60 tonne CAT 345 long reach in removing heavy sediments washed down from the quarry processing plant.

A massive rail embankment stabilisation scheme is now underway near Chipping Sodbury by Carillion, following a recent slip that closed part of the line earlier this year.

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