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Doosan to the rescue for flood relief scheme

A fleet of five Doosan crawler excavators has been used on a flood relief contract in the picturesque village of Delph, near Oldham, Lancashire.

The machines, supplied by Manchester-based Total Plant Hire, have been used to construct a new underground stormwater storage tank with a diameter of 25m and a depth of 22m.

The new tank will help prevent sewers overflowing and flooding the surrounding area during periods of heavy rainfall.

Sewer upgrade

It is being built as part of a £5.3M sewer upgrade project being carried out by Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions working with the Network Construction Alliance on behalf of United Utilities, which is due to be completed by spring 2012.

The largest of the five Doosan machines working on the site is the DX340LC, which has an operating weight of 33.96t and a maximum digging depth of 7.5m with the standard 3.2m arm.

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