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HPC News Update

October 1, 2018

Jetty roadway is completed

HPC’s jetty now has a complete roadway 500m out into the Bristol Channel. Last month Costain laid the last section of the structure, with Will Barker, Harbour Master, given the honour of being one of the first people to walk out on the completed roadway.

He said; “This is an important milestone for the team. Now the roadway is in place, you can see how this vital structure will play a key role in the delivery of HPC.”

The team also completed the biggest lift of the P8 pre-cast slab for the jetty head, and has now installed four of the six fender piles at the end of the jetty. Barges will pull alongside this when they make their deliveries.

Simon Spolton, Project Manager, added: “We still have important works to complete on the jetty, including the installation of the road beam, the remaining fender piles and pre-cast placement of the jetty head.

“The jack-up barges have left now, and we’re making great progress in other areas, so we’re looking forward to seeing it in operation early next year.”

Pier progress

West end of the Sea Wall with completed piers

The Kier BAM team has now poured 50% of the concrete piers for the sea wall.

There are 59 piers to complete and a total of 42,000m³ of concrete will be required to complete the entire wall. Work started at the west end first, followed by the east, and the shutters will continue until they meet in the middle.

Mike Rose, Kier BAM Agent said: “We now have all travelling formwork systems in operation on Site using systems from PERI and Special Formwork. The bespoke systems are making excellent progress in a race to the middle of the wall, regularly achieving a turnaround time of three days between concrete pours.”


Extracts from The Point September 2018

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