RSK was contracted to provide specialist technical services to a section of the Felindre-to-Tirley gas pipeline project. The 107-km-long section of the 1220-mm-diameter, high-pressure, welded-steel pipeline stretches from Brecon in South Wales to Tirley in Gloucestershire and was constructed by Murphy Pipelines Ltd. Initially, RSK’s work involved the design, procurement, management and supervision of the ground and groundwater investigation of the proposed route; analysis of the collected data; and submission of the appropriate recommendations with respect to design, construction and the final choice of route. The ground investigation included conventional techniques and the innovative use of geophysics techniques where access precluded the use of boreholes and trial pits.
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