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Works Update

DB268 Holton Heath All pipe work has been installed and tested. Re-instatement of areas around all the existing drill pits is almost complete. M181 Blackburn Construction of the remaining tunnels has commenced using the Soltau 1000 tunnelling machine. M184 Kinross We are currently making modifications to the existing shaft and have commenced construction of a new 4 metre diameter shaft. M185 Crosby The installation of the final pipe work from manhole No 6 (at the junction of Burbo ...read more

Posted by: Yates Group / 27 November 2012 at 12:27 / Comment

River Alyn Directional Drilling Crossing

AEYTS have just completed a Directional Drill installing a 180mm Foul Water main under the River Alyn near Llanferres in North Wales. The river crossing, which was part of a much larger pipeline for Welsh Water was initially based on a 50m length, but after a site visit by AEYTS it was clear that a road crossing could also be incorporated in the drill with only a marginal cost increase. The crossing was increased to 100m eliminating a road closure and the cost of open-cut work . Welsh Water were very apprehensive about ...read more

Posted by: Yates Group / 27 November 2012 at 11:46 / Comment

Directional Drilling Update

DB274 Kettering / DB275 Milton Keynes BBUSL The Astec 40/45 has been busy following on form completion of HDD works at Stamford near Peterborough. The rig popped into Kettering to install 60m of 280mm under a main road for BBUSL on the Anglina Water scheme before moving to Tattenhoe in Milton Keynes to commence installing 900m of 280mm along a main road verge. The route has been split into 7 drills under a small river, under passes and a major roundabout . It is anticipated the works will run ...read more

Posted by: Yates Group / 14 November 2012 at 10:42 / Comment

Trenchless Update

DB268 Holton Heath Re-instatement of areas around all the existing drill pits is almost complete. The only pipe still to be installed on this project is from pit 17 to pit 19; reaming of the hole using the D50 rig is ongoing. M181 Blackburn Construction of the remaining tunnels on the project will commence shortly using our Soltau 1000 tunnelling machine. M184 Kinross AEYTS returned to site on 5th November to complete works including repairs at the existing shaft, auger boring and construction of a new 4 ...read more

Posted by: Yates Group / 07 November 2012 at 14:38 / Comment

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