Driving precast concrete piles for a new on-shore substation.
Aarsleff Ground Engineering has recently completed piling for a new substation as part of the Triton Knoll Offshore Windfarm project in Bicker Fen, Boston.
The new substation, which is connected to the windfarm via 40 miles of underground cable to the Lincolnshire coast, will convert the generated electricity from the windfarm for the National Grid. Once completed, the windfarm will be capable of providing clean and sustainable energy to over 800,000 UK homes.
Aarsleff were awarded the piling contract by Siemens, who began works in September 2018 to create a new 3.8km access road to the substation site. Aarsleff used two of its Junttan PM20 piling rigs to drive over 1500 No. 200mm and 250mm square precast concrete piles across the site for various buildings and equipment across the site.
The precast concrete piles were supplied in lengths from 5m to 14m lengths, and were manufactured by Aarsleff’s sister company; Centrum Pile Ltd.
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