Eaves Machining win Crossrail cross passages

4 December 2013

Manchester-based Eaves Machining announced this week it has secured a tunnelling contract worth GBP 1.2M with Spanish contractor Dragados. The contract, to be completed within the next eight weeks, emerged following the completion of the main tunnel drive on the Crossrail Contract 305 earlier this year.

An Eaves Machining spokesman said, "We have eight weeks to design, manufacture, machine, finish and supply tunnel linings for four cross passages, which will be placed on the latest section of the Crossrail project in London.

"Following the development of a bespoke erector plate, Eaves Machining has significantly reduced the overall time of the machining process, allowing the work to be completed within such stringent time scales and providing the client millions of pounds in cost savings."