Piling at Model Boating Pond

Last week BAM Nuttall began creating a temporary dam at Model Boating Pond using metal sheet piles. These are being driven into the ground using a silent vibration-less technique by a Giken piling rig. It will take approximately four weeks to pile across the whole pond, with the crane floating on pontoons as it crosses the pond. When the sheet-pile dam has been completed the southern end of the pond will be drained to enable construction work of the new raised dam. Fish from the southern edge of the pond will be rescued and placed in the remaining area of the pond.

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The crane lifts the sheet piles into place on the piling rig – yellow object to the right of crane.

The piles are driven into the ground using a silent vibration-less technique.

The piles are driven into the ground using a silent vibration-less technique.

When the pile is in place, the rig moves along to the next one.

When the pile is in place, the rig moves along to the next one.

This temporary dam will remain in place until the existing dam has been raised, it will then be removed the same way it was created – with the piling rig moving backwards and pulling the sheet piles out of the ground.

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