GPL Civil Engineering Ltd

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Airport City South – Innovative Pipe Laying Techniques

As part of the works package at Manchester Airport, GPL are required to lay a deep,  large diameter pipeline beneath the footprint of the new road.

Keen to try new innovations especially those that will potentially have a positive impact on Health and Safety, GPL are using a ‘Pipe Lifting’ attachment that is coupled to an excavator. The pipe section is then lifted and placed directly into position in a far more controlled manner than adopted in traditional techniques.

The appliance was brought in from Northern Ireland and is one of only 2 such pieces of equipment in the United Kingdom that is capable of lifting 1800mm diameter concrete pipes.


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