Woodhead Tunnel Upgrade (England)

Both Peter and Alex worked together with engineers in the UK to overcome some challenging issues. The biggest challenge was how to get the 1000m length of cable at 40kg/m 5m in the air in an automated fashion. After 2 years of travelling back and forth to the North of England, the $2 million machine was put into action and reduce the labour requirement from 40 to 5 men.

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HLSM assembled and ready to show what is can do.

 

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Looking down the tunnel at some of the completed cables.

After hauling the cable into the tunnel, the machine lifts it into place and sags it perfectly ready to go live.