Latest News: River Humber Temporary Sheet Pile Launch Pit Cofferdam

June 25th, 2017

River Humber Temporary Sheet Pile Launch Pit Cofferdam

Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd are currently creating a temporary steel sheet pile launch pit cofferdam on the banks of the River Humber. The launch pit is an essential first step in the construction and installation of a new 3.36 mile long, replacement high pressure gas pipe tunnel underneath the River Humber for the National Grid.

The River Humber gas pipeline is part of the national transmission system which connects the import terminal at Easington, on the East Yorkshire coast, to the wider national network delivering gas to millions of customers throughout the UK. The new pipeline will connect into the existing National Grid AGI sites and will be 3.36 miles (5.4km) long, of which 3.18 miles (5km) will be tunnelled.

National Grid have awarded the £100m, three year contract to a Skanska/Porr/A.Hak Joint Venture, with Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd being sub-contracted to the JV to provide the temporary sheet pile cofferdam and specialist expertise.

Steel Sheet Pile Cofferdam
Temporary Sheet Piling


The replacement high pressure gas pipe tunnel will eventually run between Goxhill (North Lincolnshire) and Paull (East Riding of Yorkshire), near Hull.

Utilising one of our Bauer RTG21 Telescopic Leader Rigs along with our Sennebogen 673E Telescopic Crawler Cranes, our expert piling operatives are installing 380No. 21.0m long and 272No. 11.5m long Arcelor PU32 steel sheet piles to create the temporary sheet pile launch pit cofferdam.

Andrew Cotton, Managing Director of Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd commented: “We are all immensely proud to be involved with such a prestigious and technically challenging project and sincerely believe our extensive knowledge of sheet piling and highly trained operatives will combined to ensure effective delivery of the project for all parties concerned”.

You can read our in-depth Goxhill Temporary Sheet Pile Launch Pit Cofferdam Case Study Here.

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