Bethell takes delivery of our first pipejacking hand shield!

Tunnelling shield and grout mixer on a truck outside Bethell headquarters

This latest addition to our shaft sinking and tunnelling equipment from our supply chain partner Tunnel Engineering Services arrived this week!

Underpinning our commitment towards investing in self-delivery and sustainable growth, Bethell took delivery of our first 1500-diameter pipejacking hand shield and grout mixer, to be deployed to site in the coming days.

Tim Kilroe, Chief Executive at Bethell Group, commented, “As part of our continued investment strategy, Bethell has ring-fenced £2 Million for further shaft sinking and tunnelling equipment cap-ex purchases, including 2 no. Sumitomo SCX800 crawler cranes and 2 no. 35-tonne Liebherr shaft sinker excavators to support our wastewater network infrastructure operations.”

As part of our continued investment strategy, Bethell has ring-fenced £2 Million for further shaft sinking and tunnelling equipment cap-ex purchases, including 2 no. Sumitomo SCX800 crawler cranes and 2 no. 35-tonne Liebherr shaft sinker excavators to support our wastewater network infrastructure operations.

Tim Kilroe, Chief Executive, Bethell Group

Matt Burke, Operations Director at Bethell Plant Services, explained, “Manufactured in Liebherr’s factory in France, these telescopic shaft sinking excavators can excavate to depths of 16m, featuring the latest safety technologies such as a hydraulic rising cab, safety zone perimeter lighting and boom cameras. The 2 no. Sumitomo SCX800 crawler cranes are traditional lattice boom cranes capable of lifting 80 tonnes and, with its full jib, have a working radius of 46 metres.”

Manufactured in Liebherr’s factory in France, these telescopic shaft sinking excavators can excavate to depths of 16m, featuring the latest safety technologies such as a hydraulic rising cab, safety zone perimeter lighting and boom cameras.

Matt Burke, Operations Director, Bethell Plant Services