King Lifting has obtained a High Speed Blue Gold Certificate for demonstrating exceptional performance on the HS2 projects. 

The certificate from SCS Railways is for our involvement on the Main Works Lots S1 and S2 project in the last two consecutive quarters.  

Martin New, Head of London Crane Operations, said: “King Lifting has been supplying cranes on a large scale across the HS2 Programme. We are proud to have received this award which recognises the highest standards delivered by our colleagues working on the projects, with flexibility and a positive outlook to exceed our customer requirements.” 

Watch first person drone footage of the launch of the third HS2 tunnelling machine. 

The Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) named ‘Lydia’, which weighs around 1,000 tonnes and is 150m in length, is being used to drill an 852m-long logistics tunnel for HS2. 

This particular machine was previously used to dig the Elizabeth Underground line tunnels; however, it has been transformed for use on this project. 

Once complete, this tunnel will help reduce carbon emissions across the capital on this section, eliminating thousands of lorry journeys and transporting materials at much quicker pace.  

King Lifting is well equipped to assist the rail industry, having been previously contracted to remove a tunnel boring machine (TBM) from a National Grid London power tunnel shaft at its Wimbledon site in August 2022.