Case Studies in Flood And Coastal Defence

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Bridging the gap – Sleepers in Selsey

Using: Wooden Railway Sleepers During the later phases of a coastline realignment scheme on the South coast it was discovered that an engine driven drainage pump gone awol and was now effectively, inaccessible. It was found on foot, but despite being light enough to be towed by an SUV or 4×4, it was the wrong…

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Wind and weather – EKKI mats in the thick of it

Using: 5m x 1m x 100mm Ekki/Wooden Mats When it comes to temporary access for large plant and machinery, which must then be returned to pristine agricultural land, few ventures give rise to the challenges given by cross country runs of underground infrastructure such as water, gas and power mains. With an appalling run of…

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WWTW, Kent – Large masses in small spaces

Using: Steel plates for Ballast/Test Weights/Kentledge Blocks A long standing customer contacted us with a basic concept for a temporary ‘stop end’ on a drain run within the confines of an older WWTW. In principle it was fairly straightforward and have normally involved stackable kentledge blocks, but there was a problem. Despite the area adjacent…

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Brighton Pier – Sussex

Using: 3.5 tonne drop side c/w HIAB (Lorry Loading Crane) 2.5m x 1.25m x 12mm (8ft x 4ft x 1/2 inch) – Steel If you’ve ever been on a seaside pier, in this case Brighton Pier,  and looked up at the massive rides and associated structures, and then looked down at slatted wooden walkways and…

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Henfield- Pre development site archeological investigation

Using: ZIGMATS Part of a developer’s responsibilities prior to excavating on a green field site are the required archaeological investigations. They vary in site and scope, but very often require some level of vehicular or plant access on unmade/agricultural land. It is often the very first ground disturbance on site, and if not managed properly…

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Rampion Off Shore Wind Farm – Access 4

Using: 3m x 1m x 70mm Ekki/Wooden Mats Creating roadways across land for a project like the Rampion off shore wind farm is always a challenge. Not least when the stakeholders and landowners are one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies with mission critical underground infrastructure crossing the route of the project’s own high voltage…

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Who’s the only firm that could take the strain at the Liverpool docks?

Using: SERIES 38 – Steel C/W Bevelled Edge and SALLY Something that anyone who has seen the truly massive portside container cranes at Liverpool 2 Docks may not have considered is how they got there. Had you asked us before this project, we might have assumed that they were assembled on site, out of locally…

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Working with Veolia at Swan Hunter Shipyard

7.5m x 3m x 25mm Anti Skid – Steel C/W Bevelled Edge and SALLY We were contacted by Veolia Environmental Services about an important project at the Swan Hunter former shipyard in Tyneside. They are embarking on the ambitious task of a safe and sustainable decommissioning and recycling of 8 former gas platforms, at 18…

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