A 700m section of the existing Esso Birmingham Airport Link 12-inch diameter welded steel multi-products pipeline was diverted to make way for the future High Speed 2 (HS2) railway development in the West Midlands.

Scope of works

  • Enabling works 
  • Setting up of the site establishment compound, access road and working-width; 
  • Stringing. welding and installation of the section of diverted pipeline; 
  • Directional drill of approx. 250m
  • Non-Destructive Testing; 
  • Cleaning, Hydrostatic test, calliper pig run, drying and nitrogen purge; 
  • Assist CLIENT with commissioning works; 
  • Cold-cut pipe & weld 2nos golden weld tie-ins to the existing pipeline; 
  • Lift, cut and remove the section of redundant pipe 

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HS2 / Esso Pipeline diversion



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Jan 2020 to Jul 2020