For the realization of projects in tunnel construction, Strabag relies on individually designed machines from Progress Maschinen & Automation, a Progress Group company. For the project in North Yorkshire, Strabag built a precast plant on the construction site and ordered, among other things, an M-System BlueMesh mesh welding plant with mesh rolls, a Tunnel Master ladder welding machine and an EBA S 16 automatic stirrup bender.
Project of superlatives In the north-east of England, in the middle of the North York Moors National Park, a 37 km-long transport tunnel system is being created. The Strabag North Yorkshire Polyhalite Project is part of the Woodsmith Project, which is owned by Anglo American, one of the world’s largest mining companies. This is to extract minerals from the world’s largest polyhalite deposit, a mineral used in the production of fertilizer. Of the 2.66 billion tons of polyhalite deposits suspected for the site, 280 million tons are located within 5 km of the proposed mine. This represents only seven per cent of the project’s stated resource area.