Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more


Foundation contractor Clugston Construction recently completed a logistically difficult piling contract for a new wharf at Port Clarence on the River Tees.

The firm, working for client Bitmac, installed 168,500mm diameter piles between 21m and 25.5m to support the new 190m by 10m concrete deck which will allow large ships to be loaded in the harbour.

Normal loading and unloading operations continued throughout the contract, which meant piling had to be suspended and the site cleared at short notice.

These activities were also weather dependent as the client's products are volatile substances such as naphthalene and pitch.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.