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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.

A World War II bomb was dug up on 2 June during the construction of the Prescott Lock, the canal gateway to the new Olympic Park.

Two long reach excavators are being used on a rail embankment project in Somerset, with an innovative milling attachment to profile the loose rock face.

The 22m reach Volvo machine is working next to Snow Hill station in Birmingham removing arisings from a deep basement excavation.

During the heavy rain leading to last Summer's floods, the historic Severn Valley Railway was badly affected by landslips along the Bridgnorth to Bewdley line.

The construction of the new St Germans pumping station near Kings Lynn is well underway, with the massive temporary cofferdam nearing completion.

At the Olympic site in east London, works are progressing well at Prescott Channel to install a lock structure to the River Lea and re-profile the concrete channel.

Every metre of the CAT 24m long reach excavator was required for an application at Plymouth Yacht Haven, where a new boat storage facility is under construction. 

At Kingsnorth power station in the Medway Estuary, WM Plant Hire's 40t long reach excavator has been carrying out dredging operations from the deck of the Arnold Regis vessel for GPS Marine.

Using the Case long reach machine mounted on floating pontoons, sand and gravel is being excavated from a water filled lagoon to a depth of 8m.

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