Vacuum Excavation Edinburgh

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Edinburgh Tram System

Background

Vac-Ex were asked to provide Vacuum Excavation as part of the Edinburgh Tram System extension to New Haven. The works will add 4.6km of electrified double tram tracks as well as two new substations. This will give residents access to a high-capacity light rail which will sit alongside the existing bus service as well as improved cycling and walking infrastructure along the route.

Job Description

Excavate to prove ground through existing and unchartered services.

Key Issues

Unknown services, working in close proximity with the public. Careful excavating for any antiquities.

Solution

32t Mega Vac-Ex units used with plant operators who are Safe Urban Driving trained. Units working day shift/night shift as required.

Conclusion

Works completed to programme with ZERO strikes. There were no reported incidents in respect of service strikes.

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    Greater Manchester Rail

    Background

    Vac-Ex have recently completed a vacuum excavation project during a rail infrastructure upgrade in Greater Manchester.

    Job Description

    Ballast to be removed between rails and mapping of rail services.

    Key Issues

    A 32t Mega vacuum excavation unit with “Mega Arm” extendable hydraulic power arm required to access all ballast excavation with limited access to the area and rail closure in place.

    Solution

    Our 32t Mega vacuum excavation unit was used to safely excavate around rail using plastic dig pipes.

    Conclusion

    The 32t Mega vacuum excavation unit utilised having a long reach hydraulic power arm with ZERO strikes. There were no reported incidents in respect of service strikes.

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