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Contractors World UK & Ireland Vol 6 No 1


4 Editorial Comment 5 Out & About

Emergency Wall Bracing At Dover

Trent Valley Invest In the Future

ABBA takes a chance on Midi

Emergency Stabilisation to the M25 Motorway

Tadano in Port Talbot with Davies crane hire

Piling on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

GTR Contracts Ltd Invest In New Hauler

Access Platform Modified for

Thomas Cook Airlines

Central Demolition Takes Delivery Hitachi


New Kobelco Crawler Cranes Go Straight To


Highway Plant opted for Haulotte Star 10

Short-Tail Swing Excavators On Motorway

Massive Prehistoric Stone Monument


13 First Unreserved Public Auction in UK 14 Queensferry Crossing - Erection Engineering

The Queensferry

Crossing is

currently under

construction for

client Transport

Scotland by

contractor Forth

Crossing Bridge


(FCBC), a

consortium of Hochtief Solutions, American

Bridge International, Dragados, and Morrison


16 National Grid Reveals The First T-Pylon 17 Light At The End Of The Tunnelling 20 Mersey Link

• Europe’s longest bridge-building

machine named in special launching


• Precast Solution for Mersey Link

Bridge Abutments & Piers

23 Newest World Heritage Site Bathed In Fog And Sun 24 Smiths Bletchington Increase Production Capacity 26 Concrete Considerations for Off-Site Construction 28 Precast Speeds Up Delivery On Award Winning Sea Defence 30 BA i360 Pod Ready For Take Off

British Airways

i360 viewing pod

completed in

Brighton and

ready for testing

while other works

continue on the

ticket booths and


32 Admixtures Key To Underwater Foundations At New Station Entrance 33 Replacing 26-Tonne Trent Tidal Gate 34 Rapid Response Bridging Solutions?

Is this the solution

to implementing

rapid flood relieve

measures as a

result of damaged


36 River Wear Bridge Works Underway 40 Contractor Tried & Tested Technology 41 VBA to start work on flood defence scheme at Ipswich 42 Farnworth Tunnel Engineers Overcome Poor Ground Conditions 43 First Wires Go Up 44 Breedon Aggregates Come Clean with New Wash Plant 45 Innovative Lifting Solutions 47 What’s New In Plant & Equipment

Technology Paves The Way For Road Builders

CASE Shows Its Strength

New Hill TEFRA

180° Tilt Hitch

at Scotplant


Datatag Id

Limited Launch

‘Micro Cesar’

Auger Piling

Solutions from Mabey Hire

The Master Squeegee

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