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Site workers were completing installation of 2456 CFA

Site workers were completing installation of 2456 continuous flight auger (CFA) piles for a new bio-ethanol production plant in North East England as GE went to press.
Westpile was working on the £1.3M piling contract, with main contractor Simon Carves, for client Ensus (UK) at its integrated petrochemical site, Wilton International on Teesside.

Over 2000 of the piles have a diameter of 400mm and are down to an average depth of 12.9m. The remaining 409 are 450mm in diameter and generally go down to 13.5m. Two Soilmec CM48 CFA rigs have been doing the work.

The new plant will have an annual production capacity of more than 400M.l and will produce water soluble, bio-degradable, non-toxic fuel from a wheat grain feedstock.

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