January Update - 2019

M251 Our work to divert 3 strategic fuel pipelines under the Grand Union canal at Nash Mills is proceeding in accordance with the agreed plan. Pipe line shut downs are scheduled for February 2019 to enable the new pipes to be connected. The existing pipe bridge over the canal will be removed thereafter. M255 Our work to install a new pipeline under the Trent & Mersey canal was completed in late 2018. The planned shutdown, to enable connection of the new pipe and removal of an existing pipe bridge, was postponed at more

Posted by: Yates Group / 28 January 2019 at 11:27 / Comment

Pipe Jacking Association New appointments!

Pipe Jacking Association appoint new chairman, vice-chairman and secretary whilst celebrating 45yrs of service to the tunnelling sector. At its recent AGM held on the 17th October 2018, Jim Kirby, a Technical Director at consulting engineer COWI, was appointed as the new chairman of the Pipe Jacking Association. Jim Kirby has 25 years contracting and consultancy experience, specialising in tunnelling, pipe jacking, shafts and pipelines. David Atkinson, Contracts Director for the Trenchless business at contractor, AE Yates, is elected as vice-chairman and the outgoing chair Graeme Monteith takes over the role of Secretary more

Posted by: Yates Group / 06 November 2018 at 10:25 / Comment

Network Rail and Pipe Jacking Association presentation

David Atkinson, Contracts Director, attended this great seminar to introduce and explain the Network Rail standard, the event was very well attended by contractors, consultants, Network Rail personnel and representatives from the utility and pipeline industry. Network Rail and Pipe Jacking Association presentation on the planning, design and construction of undertrack crossings and associated risk management Network Rail, in association with the Pipe Jacking Association (PJA), recently presented a nationwide seminar on the planning, design and construction of undertrack crossings and associated risk management. Copies of the seminar content can be downloaded from the presentation more

Posted by: Yates Group / 09 April 2018 at 11:00 / Comment

Safety Banner award

Network Rail Safety In Construction Banner awarded to the Ulverston under track crossing contract. Following consistently great performance throughout all phases of the work at the Lund Terrace Flood Alleviation Scheme Network Rail awarded the contract the Safety In Construction Banner. Keith Sanderson, NWR Project Manager, commented “Real interesting scheme and being delivered in a safe controlled way by Story Contracting Ltd (Principal Contractor). The work being carried out by the subcontractor AE Yates is in a very professional manor and it shows in conversations with any of their site team that there very proud of their more

Posted by: Yates Group / 05 June 2017 at 11:38 / Comment

Introduction to Pipe Jacking

As members of the Pipe Jacking Association we recommend viewing of the following presentation which will give you an understanding of the pipe jacking technique. more

Posted by: Yates Group / 07 March 2017 at 12:44 / Comment

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