Part of SES, our Special Projects team leads the way in comprehensive tunnelling services. So, it's no surprise that our most recent tunnelling clients include organisations like United Utilities, BAM Nuttall, Walter Energy, National Grid, and Cleveland Potash. We met their needs by tunnelling through granite, sandstone, limestone, siltstone, mudstone, dolomite, coal beds, and Portland stone; constructing tunnels for cables, flood alleviation, transport, mine access - and even nature conservation. 

SES's Special Projects also leads the way in tunnelling safety. When our tunnelling specialists aim for zero accidents on every job, they mean it. They know - inside and out - IOSH, SMSTS, MASHAM, and SMIM approved standards. They're the reason Special Projects is a member of the British Tunnelling Society and HSE Engineering Liaison Committee member. They're at home with explosives, repairing collapsed tunnels, re-opening closed mines, and working to the strictest control measures.

Our Special Projects team leads in one more area too: we're the only partner you need, for your tunnel's entire life. We're there for your tunnel surveying, planning, construction, maintenance, and repair. We're there when you need drivage equipment installed, mine conveying systems specified, or ground support systems designed. And we'll be there long into the future.

Case Studies

London Underground

Part of SES, the Special Projects team is at the forefront of Tunnelling services. Our Tunnelling...

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Boulby Polyhalite Drivage

Boulby Mine is owned Cleveland Potash Limited, a business unit of ICL Fertilizers, and is a producer...

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Dingle Station

Built in 1896 Dingle Station was part of the Liverpool overhead railway system which, following decommissioning...

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SES is qualified to handle every specialist service your tunnelling project needs. Now, and long into the future.

SES - Tunnelling Specialisation:

  • Tunnelling Equipment and methods including concreting, rockbolts, steel arches & supports, replacement liners, cavity pumping, cutter-loaders, excavators, pneumatic picks, rock wheels, strata consolidation injection products
  • Tunnel Excavation including forward drilling, drill and blast, roadheader-continuous miner methods, & cut and cover excavation
  • Tunnel Ground Support Systems including design, installation, repair & maintenance
  • Tunnel Surveying & Tunnelling Consultancy services
  • Tunnel Drivage Equipment supply, installation, maintenance and removal 
  • Mineral Conveying System supply, installation, maintenance and removal 
  • Ventilation works design, construction, repair and maintenance
  • Individual Engineers & Managers with 30 years+ experience of tunnelling operations
  • Member of the British Tunnelling Society; Member of HSE Engineering Liaison Committee; Site Supervisors trained in IOSH & SMSTS, MASHAM & SMIM.


Enquire about our Tunnelling services > For further information about our Tunnelling services, please contact us on 01302 756800
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