The Tunnelling department was integrated into the iPS family in late the 1990’s, in order to allow iPS to expand into the worldwide tunnelling market. Barrie Willis, Manager Tunnelling, “We have undertaken work all over the world, like Sweden, Norway, India, Singapore, Germany and particularly the United Kingdom which has seen successes on the Crossrail Project.”
Presently the UK office is focusing on upcoming new projects which include waste water systems, station upgrades and large civil construction undertakings. In the Netherlands we closely follow the international markets to identify new opportunities, not only in the Netherlands, but also in India, The Philippines, Thailand, Norway and countries in South America and Africa. Future areas of business interest include the Middle East, Asia, Central Europe and the Nordic countries.
Barrie: “The projects of the department vary a lot. We work with mechanised tunnelling, utilising state of the art Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) for road, rail and water tunnels. We also undertake conventional tunnelling using the drill and blast method. Most recently, micro-tunnelling and Horizontal Directional Drilling have been included in our portfolio of capabilities. Recent developments in underground technology has seen iPS become involved in the use of the SCL (spray concrete lining) technique primarily for the construction of the prestigious Crossrail project in London.”
The team, divided within the UK and Dutch offices, brings a wealth of industry experience with an abundance of energy and enthusiasm. Barrie, “Our desire is to be viewed as a partner to our clients with the successful completion of projects being a shared goal. The future of the iPS Tunnelling department is in our own hands and we fully intend to make the best use of all the facilities provided by iPS, to increase our successes even further”.
The Tunnelling department consists of a team of six, with a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. Barrie, “Together with our clients we can help make the world a better and more quiet place above the ground, by creating underground masterpieces.”
iPS – Powerful People is a renowned supplier of personnel for the Tunnelling industry. We have dedicated candidates with experience in all fields of tunnelling. Each Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) is unique and the right man on the right machine is crucial for production.
iPS can supply a team of specialists for every type of machine, including hard rock, EPB, mixed shield or slurry shield machines. These specialists are highly experienced in working with all kinds of TBMs and other tunnelling equipment in different ground conditions. The supply of personnel can range from a single professional, at short notice, to a completely planned crew for TBM shifts. You ask, we deliver. Always!
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We are always searching for suitably qualified people for Tunnelling and Civil construction industry. Our vacancies vary from Project Managers to Engineers and PLC Technicians.
Check our job openings section or contact our Tunnelling Consultants.
iPS – Powerful People is able to recruit various well qualified personnel such as Project Managers, Engineers as well as crew personnel such as TBM Operators, Fitters/Mechanics, Electricians and Miners.
Please contact our Consultants for more information.