Lockwood Beck, Woodsmith Project

North Yorkshire

Located in Whitby, North Yorkshire, Woodsmith Mine is set to be the UK’s deepest mine, and will see large quantities of polyhalite mined for global distribution.


As part of the ongoing mine development, Bauer was appointed by tunnelling contractor, STRABAG International, to install a secant piled shaft, together with the bearing/tension piles required for the overground shaft equipment.


Bauer’s scope of works was carried out over two separate visits, between October 2020 and January 2021. The first saw Bauer install the secant piled shaft: 30nr x 900mm bored piles were installed to 25m deep through mudstones, to form a new access shaft to the material transport tunnel.


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