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.