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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.

The CAT 375 has been involved in essential dredging operations at the Port of Felixstowe, the largest container port in the UK and one of the largest in Europe.

As part of the environmental improvements at Cavendish Dock, a new footway and cycle path is to be constructed around the dock basin.

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.

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  • MAY 2020 >

    Shoreham River Wall Re-construction Read More
  • April 2020 >

    Emergency Coastal Works in Scotland Read More
  • March 2020 >

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    Crucial Works at Barnehurst Blockade Read More
  • January 2020 >

    Teamwork in Flood Emergency in Lincolnshire Read More
  • December 2019 >

    Keeping wetland project on track with LGP Read More
  • November 2019 >

    Specialist deep excavation at Davro Steel Read More
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