EFFECTIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND WELL-ROUNDED KNOWLEDGE MEANS THE DELIVERY OF OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE FOR A LARGE SCALE PILING PROJECT IN NORTH WALES
SCOPE OF WORKS: 8500 300sq mm driven precast concrete piles
CONTRACT: Design and build
CONSTRUCTION PERIOD: June – October 2023
Aarsleff were approached in June 2022 in regards to a large project in Northern Wales, near the border with England, in order to found a new paper mill to facilitate more domestic manufacturing of paper.
The project was being carried out by Turkish contractor, ENKA, who carry out large projects across the European construction market. Aarsleff were sent an initial design, which suggested the installation of over 18,000 piles to found the new mill, with large section sizes. Aarsleff reviewed this design, suggesting an alternative following analysis by our experienced design engineers which reduced the number of piles to 8500 piles. This aimed to mitigate the following risks associated with the project; high potential for shallow obstructions due to existing foundations, potential for densification of the underlying cohesionless materials during installation of such a high quantity of piles within close proximity, vibration for existing structures, rising fuel costs, and uncertain material rates in unpredictable climate.
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