Ground breaking progress

New technology helping us install the electricity cables underground

Construction work on our project to replace 9km of overhead line with underground cables in the Dorset AONB has been progressing well.

To help us meet all of our engineering requirements, we are using a variety of specialist equipment and our most recent addition to our site is a state-of-the-art ‘spider’ digger.

The spider digger is a specialised excavator which can cover all types of terrain and surfaces, however challenging.  As you can see from the video below, the machine is able to adjust itself to all angles and inclines while maintaining its stability and dexterity.

We will be using the spider digger to help us install the electricity cables underground while minimising our impact during this critical phase of the project to enhance the beautiful landscape of Dorset.