Barhale Ltd

Barhale House
Bescot Crescent, Walsall
West Midlands WS1 4NN

Tel: 01922 707700
Fax: 01922 721808

Contact:Contact: Phil Cull (Tunnelling Director)

Barhale is one of the country's leading and civil engineering and infrastructure service contractors, with an annual turnover of circa £ 130 million. The company operates throughout the UK undertaking works within all sectors of civil engineering and utilities. Its head office is in Walsall, with regional offices in Peterborough, Watford, Haydock and Glasgow. Barhale’s tunneling team has extensive experience in all forms of tunnelling and shaft sinking, as well as vast experience in micro-tunneling and slurry separation along with traditional pipe-jacks, segmental tunnels and timbered headings in all ground conditions.

Barhale undertake a wide range of tunneling projects and own and operate the following machines:

3 - Iseki Unclemole TCC 780's (600mmID); an Iseki Unclemole TCC 1400 (1200mmID); an Iseki Unclemole TCC 1800 (1500mmID) An open-faced Akkerman WM 1200S TBM (1000mmID) and an Akkerman WM 1430S TBM (1200mmID).Akkerman WM 1800s TBM (1500mmID)

The company prides itself on its professional engineering expertise, and offers clients an advisory service during the design and feasibility stages of any scheme.

Barhale Construction Services (BCS), a business unit within Barhale, provides a traditional plant & tool hire service to both internal and external customers. An integral part of BCS is a structural and general steel fabrication business that manufactures specialist tunnelling and pipe jacking equipment such as shields, inter-jacks, jacking rigs, tunnel eye portals, skips and bogeys, as well bespoke access platforms and bridge structures. BCS also operates a sign making service for internal and external customers. Barhale gained the "Investors in People" standard in December 2001.

As an "Investor in People" Barhale ensures that all their staff are fully trained in the skills they will need to successfully carry out their roles in delivering added-value project services to their clients whilst extending their personal development.

In October 2003 Barhale were one of the first UK companies to achieve triple certification to OHSAS 18001: 1999, BSEN ISO 14001: 1996 and BSEN ISO 9001-2000.

Barhale are also members of the Achilles Verify scheme and have undergone additional audits of its Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality management systems.

Barhale's commitment to provide value to its customers is demonstrated by award winning projects recognised by our clients and nationally recognised bodies such as the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology (UKSTT), Considerate Constructors Scheme and, CEEQUAL.


Ward & Burke Construction Limited

25-26 Ivor Place, London, NW1 6HR

Tel:+44 2045871240
Mobile: +44 7720091307

Contact:Bryn Phillips

Ward & Burke has unrivalled experience in trenchless construction methods and have successfully undertaken trenchless projects in the UK, Ireland, Finland, and North America, installing over 131km of tunnel to date.

We have highly-trained and dedicated staff designing and constructing a wide range of projects using the very latest technology and methods. We own and operates the largest fleet of Herrenknecht AVN microtunnel boring machines in the British Isles and have contributed to research in microtunnelling and related geotechnical engineering issues at institutions such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Oxford and the University of Galway. Company staff have published research in these fields and have written and contributed to a variety of published technical papers on subjects such as microtunnelling, soil-structure interaction in the construction of large shafts and the behaviour of reconstituted silts in tunnelling.

We have full in-house design capability and have carried out many trenchless road, rail and river crossings with our own plant and equipment using the following methods:

· Microtunnelling from 600mm to over 3m diameter

· Piperamming

· Guided and non-guided Auger Boring

· Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)

· Traditional hand-dug mining, back actor tunnelling, and timber headings


Donegan Civil Engineering

V J Donegan & Co Ltd
Europa Way, Cheadle Heath
Stockport SK3 0WT

Tel: 0161 495 7300

Contact: Patrick Donegan

For over 25 years and with a proven track record of working on award winning major infrastructure projects, Donegan Civil Engineering has offered the complete construction service. From design to implementation, our clients are assured of the highest standards of construction based from the outset on teamwork, a pro-active approach to problem solving and a commitment to quality.

Founded in 1992 by Managing Director Valentine J Donegan and built on a personal reputation for honesty and drive, Donegan Civil Engineering is a family owned business that delivers the capabilities, expertise, innovation and experience to undertake large scale projects as the main contractor.

Our areas of expertise include Shaft-Sinking in various grounds up to 25m diameter and 50m deep, Pipe-Jacking, TBM Tunnelling, Hand-Tunnelling and Auger-Boring for the private and public sector. We have solutions for all types of geology and diameter required from 300mm to 2.4m diameter and for drives up to 700m in length.

We own, maintain and operate an extensive fleet of general civil engineering and specialist plant and equipment including; Herrenknecht tunnel boring machines, pipejacking systems (roadheader and backhoe machines), tunnel installation ancillaries and backup equipment, shaft-sinking equipment, cranes, wheeled & tracked excavators, generators and heavy transport. Our continued investment in up to date technologies and equipment as well as the continued development of highly skilled operational teams has reinforced and enhanced our capability in all areas of operations.

As a business we endeavour to develop long-lasting relationships with our clients, and our business has grown predominantly from repeat work. Our ethos is simple; construction is about providing a service and as such we always work collaboratively and flexibly with our clients in a spirit of openness and honesty.

We work diligently with our clients to find innovative solutions to traditional construction problems whilst applying the latest information and construction technologies to help drive efficiencies and reduce waste in our processes without compromising on quality.


J Murphy & Sons

J. Murphy & Sons Limited
Hiview House
Highgate Road

Contact:Sean Martin

For decades the Murphy name has been synonymous with delivering on clients' expectations.

Murphy has been delivering world-class infrastructure across United Kingdom since 1951.

We provide better engineered solutions across our five core sectors including transportation; water; power; natural resources and construction & property.

Headquartered in London, we have several businesses and services that help us deliver our ‘One Murphy’ approach.

We are specialists in delivering pipelines; design; marine; structural steel; tunnelling; fabrication; bridges and piling; and invest heavily in our substantial holding of plant; equipment and facilities.


Active Tunnelling Ltd

International House
Zone 4a Bayton Rd

Contact:Jim Kirby

As an industry leader since 1994, Active Tunnelling is the UK’s most experienced independent Tunnelling contractor specialising in Microtunnelling, Auger Boring, Shaft Sinking, Pipe Jacking and traditional methods. We offer a comprehensive range of services to the water and civil engineering industries across the UK and Ireland.

Working closely with our FORS accredited group companies Trenchless Plant Ltd and Active Crane Hire Ltd, we have access to the following equipment:

• Crawler Cranes – Tracked and Untracked up to 90 tonnes

• Excavators – ranging from 3 tonnes mini diggers to 35 tonnes

• Hydraulic Breakers & Grabs

• T.B.M’s

• Dumpers

• Compressors

• Lifting Platforms & Accessories

• Man Rider Cages

• Pumps & Settlement tanks

• Auger Boring

• Pipe Jacking / Hand Shield

• Shaft equipment

• Backactor Tunnelling Machines

• 32 AMP Oil Cooler

• Timber Headings equipment

At Active Tunnelling Ltd, we pride ourselves on not only delivering high quality projects but also on innovation, winning the ‘Innovation in Shaft Design and Construction’ award at the New Civil Engineer Tunnelling Festival in 2019 for our work on the Thames Tideway tunnel. [insert information on the design that won].

Active Tunnelling Ltd are committed to ensuring our Health & Safety, Environment and Quality are maintained at the very highest standard and hold ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001 accreditations. We also have the following recognitions: Constructionline Gold, Achilles Verify, RISQS, SMAS SSIP and Builders Profile. Moreover, we are members of the British Tunnelling Association, UKSTT and RoSPA.


Herrenknecht International Ltd

Wearfield, Sunderland
Tyne & Wear SR5 2TZ

Tel: 0191 548 9191
Fax: 0191 548 9292

Contact:Roy Slocombe, Martin Soames

Herrenknecht International Limited is a subsidiary of Herrenknecht AG covering the UK and Ireland. Selling and marketing Herrenknecht tunnelling equipment and Bohrtec guided auger boring equipment, giving our customers the ability to successfully complete tunnels of all sizes.

Herrenknecht are world leaders in the manufacture of tunnelling equipment, designing and manufacturing a full range of modern tunnelling machines and back-up machinery for pipejack or segmentally lined tunnels. These include mixshield/slurry, earth pressure balance (EPB), excavator, roadheader, rock and auger boring.

Continual improvement in design and performance is the cornerstone of our philosophy. We can provide HDD equipment from 60 to 600 tonnes force, direct pipe equipment, vertical shaft sinking machines, and geothermal drilling rigs capable of depths to 5,000 metres.

From our large fleet of rental equipment we can provide equipment to offer our customers a total package for tunnel projects and pipejack.


Iseki Microtunnelling

Airfield Road Hinwick,
Wellingborough, Northants NN29 7JQ

Tel: 01234 781166
Fax: 01234 781992

Contact:David Cook

Iseki Microtunnelling offers Microtunnelling Equipment for hire worldwide, and for over 29 years has been a sales distributor for Iseki Poly-Tech., Inc., the world leader in the field of remotely controlled Microtunnelling Shield Machines.

Iseki shields are supplied to install pipes from 250mm to 3500mm ID. Probably the best known Iseki machines are

• The Unclemole TCC which features a patented cone-crusher head with an with eccentric motion, well known for excellent performance in all soft ground conditions

• The Unclemole Super TCS, which adds hard rock-cutting to the Unclemole specification.

New advances include:

• The Iseki Shuttlemole, a retractable Microtunnelling machine for installing blind tunnels

• PLC Control System with Fibre Optic data transfer cable, which allows mass data transfer to the operation desk from multiple detectors in the MTBM and the tunnel.

• Iseki Data Recording, a software based system with facilities for remote diagnostics and automatic emailing of drive records. Supplied as standard with new PLC Control Systems and as transportable module for existing control systems

• A “bolt on” rock head for the Unclemole TCC MTBM, widening operational conditions to include medium rock, remarkable performance in coal measure / mudstone / shale / schist / siltstone ground conditions.

Iseki Microtunnelling operates one of the largest rental fleets in Europe, including both shield machines and backup equipment. To date more than 90km of installed tunnel has been completed in 25 countries. This experience allows Iseki Microtunnelling to offer expert project advice and end user support

In addition, Iseki Microtunnelling also offers a comprehensive maintenance and parts service, project-specific design capability, and the provision of experienced machine operators.


FP McCann Ltd

Whitehill Road, Ellistown
Leicester LE67 1ET

Tel: 01530 240056
Fax: 01530 240015

Contact:Stuart Carson (sales): 07850 234136

FP McCann Ltd is the UK's largest manufacturer of jacking and micro tunnelling pipes producing a complete range from 450mm to 2400mm ID in concrete.

The company prides itself on its customer focus and innovative approach using its expertise in design to solve customer's problems efficiently and economically.

McCann’s Easi- Lift system provides safe and efficient handling of jacking pipes without penetrating the inner wall of the pipe. This system is offered as standard on pipes from 900 mm.

All standard product pipes from diameters DN450 to DN 2400 incorporate a Lamell seal capable of maintaining an internal hydrostatic pressure of 35mm (3.5 bar) head of water.

For all enquiries please visit our website or contact Stuart Carson / the sales office.


COWI UK Limited (Consulting Engineers)

Eastfield, Church Street
Uttoxeter, Staffs ST14 5HU

Tel: 01889 563680
Fax: 01889 562586

Contact:Mr Martyn Roome

COWI UK Limited has over 30 years' experience providing consulting services to the tunnelling industry in: New build tunnels • Railway tunnels • Pipejacks and Augerbores • Culverts • Timber headings • Temporary works • Inspection and assessments

From these roots we have expanded and developed complementary skills and offers a comprehensive civil, structural and geotechnical design consultancy.

COWI attracts staff with very wide ranging experience; this experience is the key to the services provided leading to much repeat work and our inclusion on tender lists against companies of greater size. We have worked on tunnelling projects around the world in the design of large diameter tunnels for rail, road and power in both rock and soil in North America, Europe, Middle East, Australia and South East Asia.

COWI UK Limited has significant experience of pipejacked and augerbored tunnel design including many crossings below road, rail and river. We are familiar with all the various methods and machines utilised in construction and, crucially, have geotechnical experts who can advise on ground conditions and groundwater behaviour. Thus we not only provide designs, but also add value in terms of construction advice. We also have significant experience of gaining UK approvals from Network Rail, Highways England and other permitting bodies.

The tunnelling design service we offer includes: Feasibility & option studies • Site and ground investigation • Alignment design • Approval in Principal (AIP) • Permanent works design • Settlement analysis • Damage assessment • Risk assessment • Temporary works design • Tender design for contractors • Category III checks • Tender documentation for clients • Methodology, plant & equipment • Construction support • Expert witness

We have a reputation for being client focused and for solving geotechnically complex problems related to tunnelling and have become highly respected by clients, contractors and other consultants in relation to the geotechnical and structural aspects of tunnelling processes.

COWI represented on British Standards Institution and European Standards Institution (CEN) committees for the development of tunnelling safety standards and is represented on the committee of the British Tunnelling Society (an associated society of the Institution of Civil Engineers). Safety, quality and a care for the environment are built into our designs.

The company is accredited by DNV GL to: ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System • ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental Management System • OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System


Tunnelling Accessories

Sidney Little Road, Churchfields Industrial Estate
St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex TN38 9PU

Tel: 01424 854112
Fax: 01424 854231

Contact:Philip Benford

With over 40 Years knowledge of the tunnelling Industry The TA Group aim to provide a fast and efficent one stop shop for all your tunneling goods & services requirements, supplying most items within 24/48 hours or same day if required.

Apart from the products of its own manufacture, Tunnelling Accessories stock many proprietary materials such as grummets, bolts, grout plugs, bitumen sealing packers, caulking compounds, leak sealers, hydrophilic rubber and small tools; the range is continually being extended and now includes products for use in the general construction industry. Tunnelling Accessories are also agents for overseas companies supplying specialised equipment and materials.

Other products available include joint packers, secondary seals, entry/exit seals and interjack seals for pipejacking projects and Bullflex a versatile shuttering system for TBM and shaft sinking projects, made of toughened geotextile.


Arup (Consulting Engineers)




Network Rail (Safety, technical and engineering)

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United Utilities

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T Nagadi Preformed Concrete Factory

T. NAGADI PREFORMED CONCRETE GROUP OF FACTORIES (Riyadh, Al Kharj, Yanbu Al Nakhl & Tabuk) are the leading concrete products manufacturing group in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The factory was established during 1977 and it is 100% owned by Shaikh Tarik Mohamed Ibrahim Nagadi. The factory has been licensed under the Saudi Arabian National Industries Protection & Encouragement regulations to produce all types of concrete products in Yanbu & Riyadh – Mainly, Lined & Non Lined Reinforced Concrete Pipes, Jacking Pipes, Sewer & Storm water Electrical & Telecommunication Manhole System, Box Culverts of different Sizes  – All Concrete Products Under One Roof! We are approved suppliers for the Governmental & Private Enterprises including Ministry of Water & Sewerage Authority / Ministry of Transportation / Baladiya / Ministry of Agriculture / Royal Commission / ARAMCO / STC & Mobily etc., Our factories have been upgraded to the latest technologies of concrete manufacturing and proud to say, that we are an ISO 9001-2008 certified organization and member of Pipe Jacking Association – London. We have also technical collaboration with European Companies for the latest development in the industry. We also supplying our products to all the GCC countries meeting their specifications in addition we are covering our supplies within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from our Plants in Riyadh & Yanbu. Further expansion is going on to cater the increasing demand in the market.