UK biggest Crawler Excavator on £21m job

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The huge Volvo EC950 Crawler Excavator is being used by Winvic Construction Ltd on 238-acre employment park in Leicestershire.

The contact worth £21m in civil’s and infrastructure deal to prepare the ground for the huge project and the package will run until December 2021 for IM Properties at its Mercia Park site adjacent to junction 11 of the M42.

Winvic will be excavating over 1 million m3 of material which will be remodelled to accommodate the development plateaux and 3000m of screening bunds.

A Volvo EC950 Crawler Excavator is on site. It is the largest crawler excavator to be used on site in England and the 90-tonne machine is capable of excavating 7m3 of material – and lift up to 39,900kg – in each bucketload.

Winvic will also install 7,500m of underground drainage alongside three areas of highway improvements and footpaths throughout the park.

Rob Cook, Winvic’s Director of Civils and Infrastructure commented saying: “Having completed some vast earthworks programmes in the last few years, Winvic’s reputation in this area is becoming ever more robust.

“Our clients understand that we deliver schemes of any scale in a safe, expeditious and commercially viable way.

“Having worked with IM Properties on many other projects, it’s rewarding to know their team have confidence in everything we deliver; utilising the specialist trimble based machines and remodelling the plateaux intelligently to avoid disposing of excesses of material off-site illustrates our strategic outlook to design, regardless of the sector or size.”

Jason Jasper UK Project Director, from IM Properties, carried on saying: “When developing a scheme of this scale, it’s important to partner with trusted suppliers who not only have the resources and skills to deliver the project, but share in our commitment to create a best in class scheme, working with the local community and creating a positive lasting legacy we can all be proud of.”