Aarsleff has been awarded a contract for a new retaining wall which will allow the business to use its recently acquired Giken sheet piling machine for the first time.
The ability to install the sheet piles using silent and vibration-free techniques helped secure the contract with North Midland Construction for the new depot in Beverley, East Yorkshire.
Under the deal, Aarsleff will use the Giken Eco 700S and work with a long-reach excavator with a Movax unit to install 155, 700mm wide sheet piles to depths of 12m to form a retaining wall on the scheme.
Limited working room and potential slope stability issues led Aarsleff to plan to work with the excavator rather than using a mobile crane for the work. According to Aarsleff, the Movax will allow for safe and efficient installation and extraction of the temporary reaction piles for the Giken press to work from.
Work on site is expected to start at the end of the month.