Marine & Inland Waterway Piling

Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd has significant experience in the design and installation of marine piling works, including dock wall stabilisation, quay walls, jetties, slipways, circular cell cofferdams, tubular piles and mooring dolphins. It also provides sheet piling solutions where works are undertaken in tidal, intertidal and land-based environments.

On inland waterway piling projects, Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd is able to offer a full design and installation package including, where necessary, pontoon barge stability calculations for both crane and service barges.

Early contractor involvement on such schemes, with clients, contractors or port authorities, allows feasibility assessments to be undertaken. From there, an optimum solution can be considered and developed, from viability, programme, risk, health & safety and financial perspectives.

Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd directly employs highly skilled, safety-conscious and competent operatives, who are familiar with working in marine environments and on those projects which involve working over water or alongside adjacent water.

The standard installation methods adopted on such schemes tend to be conventional ones, using large crawler cranes, either land or marine-based, to handle crane-suspended vibratory and impact hammers. Along with this, it is common to find associated temporary works.

However, Sheet Piling (UK) Ltd has carried out several silent, vibration-free pile pressing installations using floating plant, to carry out repairs to impounding reservoir clay cores. Such innovative solutions, compared to what would otherwise involve highly intrusive and high-risk alternative techniques, have been widely appreciated by water companies, as they provide cost-effectiveness within asset management.

A further area of expertise offered by the company is long sea outfall cofferdams. Here, a temporary works’ cofferdam is installed during inter-tidal working conditions, to facilitate the installation of stormwater outfall pipes.

Recent examples of projects on which we have utilised our vast experience of marine and inland waterway piling include: