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65 tonne long reach machine was used for dredging works on the River Thames near to Vauxhall Bridge.

Two long reach machines, a modular pontoon, tug boat and hopper barges were all provided by WM Plant Hire to the project at Abberton Resevoir.

A project at Radcott Weir near Oxford for the Environment Agency required a machine that could reach in excess of 30m.

Working for GBM Demolition, the 60 tonne long reach machine was deployed as part of the demolition of the former St Germans pumping station.

The mobilisation of a vital transformer that weighed over 500 tonnes required transport by river into the centre of Preston.

The 22m long reach excavator was mobilised at short notice to assist with an emergency landslip in the Cotswolds. The machine was required to excavate the slip material and install a series of vertical drains. Critical to the success was the rapid deployment of specialist equipment for Carillion.

Works are underway at Cairnryan outside Stranraer to construct a new ferry terminal for Stena Line service to Ireland.

Between junctions 10 to 13 of the M1 motorway the widening project is well underway.

A huge cofferdam under construction for Severn Trent Water has involved precision excavation between temporary shoring.

The realignment of the busy A3 near Hindhead has involved the construction of a 2 km long tunnel.

With a reach of 30 metres, the 105 tonne Caterpillar long reach machine was the ideal solution to place backfill to the cofferdam at the Media City Bridge Project.

Following the devastating floods during the summer of 2007, the Mythe Water Treatment Works (near Tewkesbury) which houses vital pumping and water treatment equipment was seriously affected.

Working for Commercial Marine & Piling the 60 tonne CAT 345 was used to place an offshore rock armour embankment at Lymington on the South Coast.

65 tonne CAT long reach excavator with 24m outreach for specialist civil engineering company Forkers Ltd to undertake soil nailing operations at Weedon Embankment for Network Rail.

At Pwllheli Harbour in North Wales, a Damen dredge pump system was fitted to one of the long reach excavators to remove silt from this prestigious boating marina.

Phase 2 works at Acton Turville on the South Wales Branch Line involved two 60 tonne long reach machines fitted with rockwheel and drill mast attachments.

Stabilisation of a rock slope on the A38 major trunk road near Plymouth required a machine capable of lifting a 2 tonne soil nail mast and drill rig.

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