Aarsleff Ground Engineering

Aarsleff Ground Engineering appoints new managing director

Kevin Hague

Kevin Hague has been appointed as managing director for Aarsleff Ground Engineering in the UK with immediate effect.

Kevin’s Aarsleff journey began in 2004 when he joined the business as piling manager and just a year later gained the deserved title of general manager.

Kevin has a breadth of industry knowledge and experience, having previously worked as the operations manager at Cementation Skanska to Bauer Technologies, responsible for project delivery and international staff placement. Kevin has most notably delivered major infrastructure projects on the Crossrail programme and the Thameslink upgrade programme for Network Rail.

He said: “I feel honoured to now lead the Aarsleff Ground Engineering team, but I remain humble too. We have great people here, and a refreshing culture to work in, and that must always remain.”

Kevin now assumes all responsibilities of managing director, including the leadership and development of the business in the UK.

Stig Weis, divisional manager of the Aarsleff Group’s Ground Engineering segment, said: “Kevin has been an invaluable member of the company and a driving force behind its successful growth strategy and diversification. I hope you’ll all join me in congratulating Kevin on his outstanding performance and I will be looking forward to see the continued positive development in the UK business of Aarsleff Ground Engineering.”

Foundation firms form Scottish alliance

Aarsleff Ground EngineeringAarsleff Ground Engineering and Northern Piling have formed an alliance to service better the needs and requirements of their clients in the Scottish construction market.

Both companies are well established ground engineering contractors specialising in the installation of piling, foundations, geotechnical solutions and retaining structures.

The new alliance will enable both Aarsleff Ground Engineering and Northern Piling to expand in a highly promising market and offer a full range of ground engineering services, from small local projects to major national work, and everything in between.

Under the deal, Northern Piling will remain piling within Scotland, with Aarsleff Ground Engineering providing the geotechnical services and/or retaining structures, to complete the foundation package offering.

The companies have also entered into agreement that they will offer their joint service for ground beam and foundation solutions in Scotland only.

Kevin Hague, director at Aarsleff Ground Engineering, said: “We see key opportunities in Scotland for both our organisation’s services to be used here and as an alliance, we wish to work closer together to win and deliver that work. Our unique offering allows us to provide tailored packages to our clients, often multidisciplinary, specific to the relevant sector, known by others as a One Stop Shop solution.”

Bill Mitchell, director at Northern Piling, said: “We are pleased to have joined forces with Aarsleff Ground Engineering. Together, we can deliver greater convenience and customer service to serve our clients and are now able to provide the total ground foundations package.”

Cameron Burns, operations director at Northern Piling, added: “Our collaboration with Aarsleff is successful because we both have highly experienced teams with a complete focus on project delivery. Through this alliance, Northern Piling are now able provide a tailored, technically excellent service that best suits our client’s needs, whether its providing a driven precast piling and precast ground beam package for a residential development, driving large diameter steel tubes for a new port, installing soil nails for a small slope stabilisation scheme, or internally too, by investing in our staff’s training and development.”

Aarsleff boosts Scottish support with new business stream manager and office base

Paul Simpson

Paul Simpson

Foundation contractor Aarsleff Ground Engineering has announced the appointment of Paul Simpson as business stream manager for the northern region and Scotland.

The appointment coincides with the Aarsleff’s opening of a new northern office in Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, where Paul will be based, enabling the company to better service the needs of its clients in Scotland down to the M62 corridor.

Reporting to the head of pre-construction, Paul will represent the Aarsleff brand in the northern area and Scotland as well as developing its market position by building key customer relationships, identifying business opportunities and negotiating and closing business deals, whilst maintaining an extensive knowledge of current market conditions to achieve financial growth.

Paul joins Aarsleff from Van Elle, where he was for eight years working across a variety of positions including piling rig crew member, rig operator before taking up a position as a piling estimator which led to a role in operations overseeing all projects in the North of England and Scotland for the last three years. His last role saw him taking larger projects from order placement through to final account, operating within the residential, commercial and infrastructure sectors.

Chris Primett, managing director of Aarsleff, said: “Paul’s appointment, together with the opening of a Northern Office, is a strategic move for the company. It brings Aarsleff closer to its customers, servicing better their needs as well as being in an enhanced position to provide the support the growing number of Northern projects the company is securing.”