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Joseph Gallagher and MACE set another tunnelling record in Abu Dhabi

“... extremely proud of this high performing and driven team....”
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Joseph Gallagher International Limited have set another weekly progress record as part of the installation of the new sewer for the Abu Dhabi Sewerage Services Company (ADSSC).
Working closely with Mechanical and Civil Engineering Contractors Co (MACE), who are the main contractor on the installation, Joseph Gallagher International is delivering microtunnelling services for more than 25km of piping for ADSSC’s development.

The Joseph Gallagher International team completed the 311m drive when the new 2000mm id Herrenknecht tunnel boring machine (TBM) broke through this week.
“This is a huge achievement and demonstrates our capability.” said Tony Matheson, International Operations Director. “We have built up a high performing project team in Abu Dhabi, with five TBM’s fully operational and another four coming online within the next two months.”

Joseph Gallagher’s specialist microtunnelling machines, and related support equipment, are installing pipes ranging from 400mm to 2,000mm id, reaching depths of 5-30m from the surface. The two-year project will use ISEKI and Herrenknecht equipment from the Joseph Gallagher microtunnelling fleet and will deliver wastewater services in Abu Dhabi, predominantly collecting, treating, and disposing end-products.

Tony Matheson said “This record should continually be beaten, as we have 170 people in the team working 24/6 shift patterns and are expecting to peak at over 500m a week when all the TBM’s are in place.”

 “The ground conditions and weather are challenging but having access to all the resources and internal expertise from our parent company the Joseph Gallagher Group has been fundamental in enabling Joseph Gallagher International to already be classed as one of the best microtunnelling specialists in the region.”

Steve Harvey, Group Managing Director said “I am extremely proud of this high performing and driven team. It is a truly collaborative, multi-cultural project bringing together; different languages, cultures and ways of working. This talent and expertise from all backgrounds is unified through our LIFE culture, providing an industry leading approach to safety and well-being which has been embedded within the team and is raising the bar within our industry. Nothing we do is successful if we hurt someone in the process of doing it.”


About Joseph Gallagher International
Joseph Gallagher International has been operating for more than seven years, with microtunnelling projects across Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Oman.
We are leading the way in trenchless technology, carrying out all forms of non-disruptive no dig construction techniques.

About Joseph Gallagher Ltd
Founded in 1982, Joseph Gallagher Ltd is a family owned business that delivers expertise and innovation, putting client satisfaction at the core of the business. Built on a personal reputation for honesty and drive, today Joseph Gallagher Ltd is the largest tunnelling subcontractor in the UK.

About ISEKI Microtunnelling
ISEKI Microtunnelling lead the way in trenchless technology, designing and manufacturing some of the most innovative equipment in the industry. A division of Specialist Plant Limited, part of the Joseph Gallagher group of companies they offer a complete range of microtunnelling equipment for sale or hire.

About the Joseph Gallagher Group
The Joseph Gallagher Group consists of several businesses that complement the core activities of tunnelling and civil engineering. The companies, combined with our exceptional engineering personnel and focus on "The Right Solution" give us the ability to deal with most technical issues that arise on a project using in-house capability, whilst being able to meet and exceed expectations for delivery and value.

About MACE
Mechanical and Civil Engineering Contractors Company (MACE) L.L.C. is based in the United Arab Emirates with its headquarters located in the city of Abu Dhabi. MACE provides a vast range of services to Municipalities and Oil and Gas Companies encompassing all aspects of Oil and Gas Industry, Infrastructure, Construction, Storm Water, Waste Water and Water Supply Networks, Operation and Maintenance, Scada, MEICA etc.