An innovative, electrically-powered hydrofraise diaphragm walling machine is being used to help build London’s new super sewer.
Man who spent months sleeping rough after ‘losing everything’ finds work on one of London’s biggest infrastructure projects. A man who thought he had ‘lost everything’ after living on the streets for three months is seizing the opportunity to get back into work on London’s new ‘super sewer’. Peter Cheasman, from Catford in south-east London, slept on the [...]
More than 60 youngsters from East London boroughs have taken part in a pioneering programme - launched by the companies constructing London’s new super sewer – using the river to inspire young people to achieve their career potential. The scheme has been created by the three companies working in joint venture on the eastern part of the Thames [...]
Bachy Soletanche has set a new UK record for static load testing of piled foundations. The company, currently delivering the geotechnical package on the Spire London project, achieved a maximum loading force in excess of 100 MN, using the Osterberg Cell® technique as part of the pile design validation. The preliminary test pile was bored to a depth of [...]
Bachy Soletanche has been awarded an £8m contract to deliver the geotechnical package on the Tees Renewable Energy Plant in Teesside. The project will see the construction of a biomass power plant, primarily fuelled by wood chips and pellets, which will generate enough electricity for approximately 600,000 homes across the North East of England. Bachy Soletanche will install over 4,200 [...]
Bachy Soletanche has been recognised as a key specialist in the UK by being shortlisted in two categories at the prestigious Construction News Specialist Awards 2017. Firstly, the company is in the running for Ground Engineering Specialist of the Year, a category that encompasses areas such as collaborative workforce culture, training, embracing diversity, delivering outstanding projects and an on-going [...]
Bachy Soletanche, as part of a joint venture with Morgan Sindall and VINCI Construction Grands Projets has been recognised with three prestigious awards for their work on the overall delivery of the Lee Tunnel project in London. In New York, the Engineering News Record (ENR) magazine held their international awards ceremony. In the Water and Wastewater project category, [...]
Bachy Soletanche has unveiled its investment in new plant and equipment to meet the growing demands on the business. Earlier this year the company purchased a BG46 rotary piling rig, currently the largest in the UK, and have now backed this up by investing in an additional piling rig, hydraulic power packs and mobile materials testing laboratories. Bachy Soletanche [...]
In the first of a new series we take a closer look at the driving force behind the success of the company, our employees. In this edition, Geotechnical Design Coordinator, Sivilay Sayavong discusses her route into the construction industry, what it was like working on one of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects and what future holds. Editor: When [...]
Bachy Soletanche has strengthened its northern region by appointing Ian Clementson to head up the Estimating division. With over 27 years’ experience in the geotechnical industry, Ian will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team, and will be responsible for developing and tendering schemes across the region. Ian joins the company following an eight year spell [...]
Bachy Soletanche, the piling and foundation specialists, has been crowned ‘best in sector’ at the 2016 International Safety Awards gala evening, hosted by the British Safety Council.
Bachy Soletanche, the piling and foundation specialists, are celebrating a double success after being awarded with two, industry leading, health and safety accolades.