Plant operators will have to excavate narrower trenches under new rules launched by the Scottish Government. A national code of practice for road and utility works comes into effect this week.
Workloads at Scotland’s civil engineering contractors have plunged for the sixth consecutive quarter and figures released today by trade body CECA Scotland show “little scope for optimism”.
Some of the UK’s top demolition firms are involved in framework contracts worth a potential £400m at Scotland’s biggest decommissioning project.The six contracts bring together 28 companies.
Geddes Group, the Arbroath business with interests ranging from heavy plant and muckshifting to aggregates and haulage, has been identified as one of the UK companies with the fastest-growing profits.
A Caterpillar truck led the bidding as the equipment fleet of Hawk Plant UK raised nearly £29m at auction last week. The sale of all 2,000+ assets drew interest from around the world.
Balfour Beatty has been fined £600,000 following the death of an employee on the Aberdeen bypass project. The 58-year-old was struck by a wheeled excavator that was slewing after being refuelled.
Contractor R J McLeod will carry out a series of blasts next week as it prepares to improve a notorious hairpin bend on the A9. It wants to determine the geotechnical properties of the rock at Berriedale Braes.
Sixty five years after it was first proposed, nine years after it was given the go-ahead and five years after the construction contract was awarded, the Aberdeen Bypass is finally and fully open to traffic.
Dates have been confirmed for the auction of the fleet operated by Hawk Plant which went into administration last month. It will follow Euro Auctions’ biggest-ever sale where more than 5,000 lots were sold for £42m.