Jonathan Rimmer, Bachy Soletanche Northern Pre-Construction Manager, discusses his role as a Mental Health First Aider and what we, as an industry, can do to change the way we approach the subject. During the last 18 months, Bachy Soletanche has been delivering mental health training to all its employees, starting with a half-day awareness course. This session piqued [...]
Bachy Soletanche has appointed Tim Casalis de Pury to the position of Pre-Construction and New Business Manager in the southern business unit. The new role will focus on developing client relationships, with a goal of creating a sustainable pipeline of work. As a trained civil engineer, Tim’s expertise and knowledge will help shape schemes, offer clients alternative solutions [...]
Bachy Soletanche’s continued commitment to driving excellence in health and safety has been recognised by the British Standards Institute (BSI). Earlier this year, the International Safety Certification Standard ISO45001:2018 was introduced to replace the existing OHAS 18001:2007. This new standard, although similar in many respects to the previous one, has several additional requirements, particularly aimed towards management, ensuring [...]
Bachy Soletanche has been awarded a key contract on Sirius Minerals’ Polyhalite project in North Yorkshire. Currently under construction near Whitby, the state-of-the-art underground mine will target the extraction of polyhalite, a unique type of potash and a multi-nutrient fertilizer, which will be transported on a conveyor belt along a 23-mile tunnel to Teesside for processing and shipping. [...]
The use of hydraulic systems plays a major part in the increasing capabilities of the equipment used in use in the Geotechnical industry. What was previously was driven by either a belt, chain or gear system is now most likely controlled by a hydraulic system. Although these systems are very reliable they still require servicing and periodic repair. [...]
Bachy Soletanche were crowned winners at the Ground Engineering Awards 2018 in two categories, highlighting their ability to deliver outstanding project excellence for clients.
Soletanche Bachy’s UK Group Managing Director, Philip Hines, has been appointed as the new Chair of the Federation of Piling Specialists. Philip takes over the position from Alasdair Henderson, who steps down from the role following the completion of his two-year tenure. Philip will continue to support the Federation’s core aims and goals, as well as fostering ever [...]
Bachy Soletanche has strengthened its Southern business unit with the appointment of Rob Gold to the position of Contracts Manager. Rob has over ten years' experience in the geotechnical sector, and has spent the last four working as a project manager for Bachy Soletanche. The new role will see Rob take on responsibilities including; managing live southern contracts, [...]
Specialist geotechnical contractor Bachy Soletanche has announced the appointment of Damien Kilkenny as Business Development and Major Projects Manager.
Bachy Soletanche has completed the piling work at Spire London one week ahead of schedule. Spire London is a 67-storey building located in Hertsmere Road, in the heart of London’s Docklands, and when complete will be western Europe’s tallest residential tower. Appointed by Greenland Group, Bachy Soletanche undertook the role of Principal Contractor to deliver the enabling [...]
VINCI businesses across the UK will partner with local charities to help people suffering from social exclusion by improving access to employment, mobility and housing.
An innovative, electrically-powered hydrofraise diaphragm walling machine is being used to help build London’s new super sewer.