The decommissioning of the Bradwell Nuclear Power Station involved the removal of an extensive water intake and outflow structure. Two long reach excavators mounted on self-propelled barges were fitted with GPS dig computers to monitor the excavation and provide ‘as built’ records. The machines used specialist attachments to clear the steel piles of silt allowing divers to have access to dismantle and remove the piles.
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.