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Rig ducks under chlorine pipe

CONTRACTS

FOUNDATION PILING chose a low-headroom Klemm 708 rotary piling rig to work beneath chlorine pipes installing foundations at a chemical works near Runcorn, Cheshire at the end of the summer.

'The Klemm can work in headroom of just 4m, ' explained Foundation Piling contracts director Stephen Edmondson, 'and we had to ensure the pipes were not ruptured or damaged in any way' The 500mm diameter piles will support steel pipe-bridges carrying pipelines transporting chemicals around the site. The rig bored 84 temporary-cased concrete piles to depths of between 6m and 11m.

The piling contract forms part of a larger project undertaken by main contractor O'Hare for Ineos Chlor.

Foundation Piling finished a week early and is now working on the second phase of the project.

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