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Timber Piles installed for Great Harbour in Greenock, Scotland

Aarsleff Ground Engineering were awarded the installation of the piling works for Great Harbour, Greenock in Scotland. The Great Harbour is only 22 miles from the centre of Glasgow, yet offers convenient access to the world renowned sailing waters of the Clyde and West Coast of Scotland. Greenock’s Great Harbour is one of the three main ports providing marine services support to the Royal Navy, in dual site operation with Faslane at HMNB Clyde on the Gare Loch.

Aarsleff were contracted on behalf of main client George Leslie Civil Engineering Contractors Ltd to install 24no. 350sq timber piles of lengths between 17m and 18m long, installed over the edge of the dock wall at 5 locations. All the Greenheart timber piles were supplied to Aarsleff by George Leslie Civil Engineering Ltd.

Greenheart Timber, also known as Demerara Greenheart, is one of the strongest commercially available timbers in the market. Ideally suited for salt and fresh water applications where strength and long life are required. It is classified as very durable with a minimum life of 25 years and graded to strength class D70. Its primary uses are in Marine defenses, harbours and bridges.

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