Client: Network Rail

Principal Contractor: Murphy’s

Designer: Byrne Looby

ROPETECH’s Role: Specialist Geotechnical Subcontractor

Location: Northampton

Contract Period: May 2019

Continuing our successful relationship ROPETECH were re-engaged by Murphy’s to carry out specialist geotechnical subcontract works.

ROPETECH’s work scope included:

  • Installation of 125 number soil nails ranging from 8mtrs to 12.5mtrs.
  • Installation of 5652m2 of MACMAT-R.

ROPETECH’s method of working:

Works were carried out using various techniques including:

  • Installation of anchors by utilising Ripamonti EX170TH rotary percussion drill.
  • Works were undertaken during Adjacent Line Open.


All of ROPETECH’s work was completed safely, within budget and within the programme duration. 3,500 man hours were completed by ROPETECH onsite without any issues or lost time. By working closely with the Principal Contractor and resolving potential issues at site level there were zero variations raised which further cemented our relationship as a trusted supplier. ROPETECH demonstrated their commitment to quality, safety and ecological matters by utilising equipment which has been specially commissioned by us to ensure we can deliver the most challenging of schemes.