Auger Bore UTX Project
Sittingbourne, UK

Auger Bore UTX - Sittingbourne

Peter McCormack & Sons auger boring team completed an undertrack crossing (UTX) of the Sittingbourne to Sheerness railway line in summer 2020 utilising our American Augers 48/54-900 AB machine to install 41m of 762mm (30”) steel casing designed to house a 630mm diameter PE water main.

To facilitate the auger bore works Peter McCormack & Sons constructed both the entry and exit shafts. The auger boring element of the works was completed whilst working under the constraints of a Network Rail track possession window which had a time limited deadline for handing back the railway line to resume normal operation. The site teams worked diligently in continuous alternating 12hr shift patterns over a weekend to ensure the works were delivered safely and well ahead of schedule.

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This 41m auger boring section was one part of a full turnkey package offered by Peter McCormack & Sons on this project which perfectly showcases the versatility of the company and the wide-ranging services provided as follows:

  • 1646m of open cut excavation
  • 638m of horizontal directional drilling
  • 41m of auger boring
  • Reinstatement
  • Electrofusion welding
  • Automatic butt fusion
  • Installation of pipework and fittings
  • MH construction
  • Testing & commissioning
  • Main connections

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