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Bachy Soletanche and AITIS develop AI solution to improve safety on site

Bachy Soletanche is working with artificial intelligence (AI) company AITIS and its tracking technology partner Iknaia to develop an AI-enabled solution that detects construction site health and safety breaches. The companies have been in collaboration for almost three years to develop and pilot the technology, conducting detailed trials across two of Bachy Soletanche’s major projects. Using AI video analysis, the [...]

Double success at the 2023 EFFC Health & Safety Awards

Bachy Soletanche’s recent technological innovations have been recognised with two 2023 EFFC (European Federation of Foundation Contractors) Health & Safety Awards. The awards are an annual competition to reward the most effective health and safety initiative implemented by a special foundations or geotechnical contractor in Europe. The aim of the awards is to share best practices in order to improve [...]


Bachy Soletanche shortlisted for two FPS 2023 Awards

Bachy Soletanche is pleased to announce that the company has been shortlisted for two prizes at this year’s Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) Awards: the Site Apprentice Award and the Sustainability Award. The 2023 FPS Awards are an annual competition to reward exceptional accomplishments in the UK’s ground engineering industry. Site Apprentice Award: George Johnson Bachy [...]


Ground engineering complete for Silvertown Tunnel

Bachy Soletanche recently concluded its £25m+ piling programme for Transport for London’s (TfL) new Silvertown Tunnel. Due for completion in 2025, the Silvertown Tunnel will be a 1.4km twin-bore road tunnel running under the River Thames, connecting Silvertown to the Greenwich Peninsula. The additional route is set to ease chronic congestion at the Blackwall Tunnel and enable more cross-river [...]

Bachy Soletanche supports Canal & River Trust in gaining Green Flag status

In line with its People, Planet, Prosper ethos, Bachy Soletanche has recently entered into a partnership with the Canal & River Trust, a charity dedicated to preserving the UK’s network of canals, rivers, reservoirs and docks. Since May this year, our Burscough team have been working with the Canal & River Trust to help them achieve a 2024 Green [...]

HS2: Piling completed ahead of schedule at Streethay Overbridge

The Bachy Soletanche Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering joint venture, known as SB3, recently concluded the geotechnical programme for HS2’s Streethay Overbridge. The project required the construction of two retaining walls to support the new 2,600 tonne bridge that will allow the new high-speed line to pass under the South Staffordshire line at Streethay. Working in a heavily congested site [...]

30 Years at Bachy Soletanche with Chris Merridew

In this Insider Update blog post, Bachy Soletanche Major Projects Director, Chris Merridew discusses 30 years within Bachy Soletanche group and highlights his involvement in standout projects, what he thinks the main challenges facing the industry and what his first day at the company was like. How did your career begin in the sector? [...]

Bachy Soletanche develops low-carbon solution for cut-off wall construction

UK-based geotechnical specialist Bachy Soletanche has developed and tested an efficient low-carbon grout mix solution for use in cut-off wall construction. Over the past year, Bachy Soletanche has trialled 32 low-carbon binders for potential use in two cut-off wall construction projects: the Lowdham Flood Alleviation Scheme, led by Jackson Civil Engineering, and the Arne Moors Flood Defence project, led [...]

Strong six months for geotechnical JV on HS2 in the West Midlands

The Bachy Soletanche Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering joint venture (known as SB3) has had a busy first half of the year delivering the geotechnical works on the HS2 project in the West Midlands. Working on behalf of Balfour Beatty VINCI JV (BBV), the N1 and N2 contract comprises the piling and ground improvement works for the Long Itchington to [...]

Bachy Soletanche Recognised as Group Leader in Health and Safety Performance

Bachy Soletanche is proud to announce that it has been selected as this year’s winner of the Victor Award, recognising the company’s advancements in health and safety performance throughout 2022. The awards were set up by Soletanche Bachy in 2001 to reward its subsidiaries that have implemented the most impactful health and safety initiatives each year. Each business is [...]


Ba Dan Nguyen: Finding Balance as a Working Parent

In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week this year, Bachy Soletanche Project Manager, Ba Dan Nguyen, shares his advice for managing stress and finding balance as a working parent. As a working parent, especially of younger children, you can often feel guilty as you want to be at home to spend time with them or look after them if [...]

The next steps in Bachy Soletanche’s carbon reduction journey

2022 was a pivotal year in Bachy Soletanche’s sustainability journey, with many exciting innovations and initiatives established across the business that are creating long-lasting environmental benefits. To mark Earth Day 2023, we are sharing some of our most recent environmental achievements, as well as the next steps we are taking in our carbon reduction journey. With these advancements, we are [...]

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