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Bachy Soletanche completes work on Riverside 2 energy-from-waste facility

Bachy Soletanche recently concluded its £7.5m geotechnical contract for Cory’s second energy-from-waste facility, Riverside 2, located on the banks of the River Thames in south-east London. Once complete, Riverside 2 will be one of the largest and most efficient energy-from-waste facilities in the UK. It will treat 650,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste, generating enough electricity to power 176,000 [...]

Bachy Soletanche receives RoSPA President’s Award for a decade of health and safety excellence

In recognition of its exceptional health and safety performance, Bachy Soletanche has recently received the coveted RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) President’s Award after achieving its 10th consecutive RoSPA Gold Award this year. Implementing preventative action plans, collaborating with site teams on risk management and delivering a falling objects awareness campaign were some of the [...]


HS2 celebrates the UK’s first female rig driver

Natalie Smith from Redditch is quite literally laying the foundations for HS2’s arrival. The 44-year-old mother of one is among the growing ‘orange army’ of female construction workers that changed career to play a part in building Britain's new railway. Natalie, who now lives in Castle Bromwich, was both intrigued and inspired by HS2’s construction, which she could [...]

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Bachy Soletanche appoints Martin Stanley to Southern Business Unit Manager role

In a drive to accelerate growth and improve client experience, Bachy Soletanche has recently appointed Martin Stanley to the new role of Southern Business Unit Manager. Martin has been with Bachy Soletanche for over 18 years since graduating university, working across the design, estimating and operations departments for a broad range of projects in the water, energy, transport, [...]

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INSIDER UPDATE: John Martin, Health and Safety Advisor

In this latest Insider Update, we continue our National Apprenticeship Week 2024 content and catch up with Health and Safety Advisor John Martin, who discusses his journey since joining the company as a piling apprentice nearly 10 years ago..... I started as an apprentice with Bachy Soletanche in September 2014, nearly 10 years ago. [...]

INSIDER UPDATE: Maisie Robe, Apprentice Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week 2024, we hear from Apprentice Mechatronics Maintenance Technician Maisie Robe, who has hit the ground running since starting her apprenticeship with Bachy Soletanche just over a year ago. Maisie shares her perspective on being an apprentice at Bachy Soletanche and what has been key to her success so far.... When [...]

INSIDER UPDATE: Chris Cochrane, Chief Plant Mechanic

For National Apprenticeship Week 2024, we catch up with some of Bachy Soletanche’s former apprentices to see where they are now and how their apprenticeship experience has helped shape their career. This first article focuses on Chris Cochrane, who joined the company as an apprentice electrician 13 years ago..... I joined Bachy Soletanche as an [...]

Bachy Soletanche secures VINCI Foundation grant for local foodbank

Thanks to Bachy Soletanche’s support, the One Can Trust foodbank has recently secured a £6,000 grant from the VINCI UK Foundation. The One Can Trust is a charity based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, which provides emergency, weekly food parcels for local households facing financial hardship, as well as other essential services including a clothes bank, toddler group and cookery [...]


INSIDER UPDATE: Ahmed Saadeldein, Design Engineer

Just three years into his career, Bachy Soletanche Design Engineer Ahmed Saadeldein has already contributed to the design and delivery of several major infrastructure projects across the Middle East and the UK. In this Insider Update, Ahmed offers a fascinating insight into the world of geotechnical design, whilst sharing his recent career achievements and how his hometown of Cairo [...]

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INSIDER UPDATE: George Johnson, Plant Maintenance Technician

In this Insider Update, we hear from George Johnson who recently completed his Plant Maintenance Technician apprenticeship with Bachy Soletanche. George tells us about the challenges and triumphs of his career so far, his secret to success and what it’s like to mentor other apprentices. Tell us more about your team and what your [...]

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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 [...]

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