Energy Park Fife, Quay Wall Phase 2

Fife wall is quay to renewable energy growth

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Project Overview

Client Scottish Enterprise
Project Value £4m
Expertise Civil Engineering
Sector Maritime
Timeline January 2012 - September 2012
Location Scotland
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Project summary

Supporting the creation of a world-leading renewable energy facility on the East Coast of Scotland, the £4m Energy Park Fife – Quay Wall 2 project involved the design and construction of 200m of new piled quay wall and concrete hard standings for loading and unloading barges.

Completed over an intensive 9-month programme, the scheme significantly upgraded the existing quay wall, which had been in place since the 1970s, and has vastly improved access for private companies to the offshore energy market in the North Sea and beyond.

The detail

Fittingly for a “world-leading engineering and research zone”, our completion of the Quay Wall Phase 2 project demonstrated added-value engineering and creative problem-solving. Centred on the design and construction of 200m of new quay wall, the Scottish scheme also required us to anchor the new wall along with piling to support new concrete hard standings.

Over 40 1067mm, 12m long piles were anchored into sandstone in addition to the use of 703 infill piles. 900mm x 30m wide heavy duty concrete stab piles were utilised throughout our programme, which was sequenced to provide a balanced flow of works for the main operations.

The early identification of significant quantities of large buried concrete and sheet piled structures, through the implementation of trial pits during mobilisation, allowed us to maintain our pre-agreed timeframes.

Innovatively, we reused the structures as the foundations to the new slabs and integrated them into our design. Furthermore, zinc alloy anodes, fixed to the front of the wall below water level, ensured corrosion protection to the quay wall.

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