Foundation technique: More than 1,000 tonnes of steel pipes for the Port of DublinDavey Wieffering
The Alexandrakade (Alexandra Quay) in Dublin, Ireland was in need of renovation, and there was room for a new quay wall. This quay is mainly used for receiving container ships. One part of the work was to provide a foundation for the new railway track that had to run over this quay. This track was intended for the loading and unloading cranes in the port.
173 piles for the foundation of the rail line
For the foundation of this new track, Solines BV was commissioned to supply more than 1,000 tonnes of steel pipes Ø 406.4 x 14.3 mm in steel grade X65. This included 173 piles of 22 metres were needed. On the quay, these 173 piles were once again extended to approximately 40 metres long by means of a round seal. In the port of Moerdijk, the more than 1,000 tonnes of steel pipes were loaded onto a boat and set off with destination Dublin.