M O’Brien Group secures Earthworks package for Werrington Grade separation scheme

The M O’Brien group’s growing earthworks division has secured its position to play a key role in the major engineering scheme in Werrington, just north of Peterborough by Morgan Sindall.

The project will improve the rail capacity of the East Coast Main line and features a number of engineering challenges such as the UK’s first curved Box jack readying the line to dive under the existing railway. While this activity is planned to take place over the course of a busy 9 day line possession, there is a much larger scope of works to be completed including a total of 200,000 m3 of earth to move as well as significant upgrades to the existing drainage system as a result of the scheme being located within a flood plain.

No stranger to complex excavations the M O’Brien Earthworks division has recently completed its works on the Luton Airport DART (Direct Air Rail Transit), where it played a part in the top down excavation of the main station box as well as a number of tunnels and cut and cover areas. The contractor has access to the M O’Brien Plant hire fleet of modern and specialist equipment and skilled PTS operators which will play a key role in the delivery of this Network rail project.

Contracts Director Phil Hayden says “It is great to continue our working relationship with Morgan Sindall onto this exciting project in Werrington and we particularly look forward to supporting them on site with the delivery of the UK’s first curved Box jacked excavation and dive under”

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