Case Study Overview
Red7Marine is currently supporting Mackley’s critical flood prevention works in West Sussex. The Arundel Tidal Defence Scheme (ATDS) is being carried out on behalf of the Environment Agency and once completed will improve flood defences in the town of Arundel.
Our Haven Seajack 3 jack-up barge has been floated into position and is being used to install a new flood defence wall, made of steel sheet piles, along the River Road stretch of the ATDS.
At a glance
- Location: Arundel, West Sussex
- Plant used: Haven Seajack 3
- What we did: Our Haven Seajack 3 jack-up barge is installing a new flood defence wall along the River Road stretch of the ATDS.
The Arundel Tidal Defence Scheme (ATDS) has been accelerated to quickly reduce the risk of flooding and erosion to properties in Arundel. Red7Marine has therefore been required to work efficiently in collaboration with Mackley’s, quickly floating our jack-up barge into position whilst adhering with all Public Health England advice.
The project work has involved:
- First installing a sheet pile wall
- Drilling and installing tie rods. This involves drilling off the side of the barge at an angle of approx. 45degrees, through the sheet pile wall and into the riverbank behind. Once holes are drilled tie rods are inserted then grouted in place.
Red7Marine is using its adaptability to ensure the client’s needs are fulfilled with no risk posed to Arundel’s community. This includes having a Red7Marine Barge Master on site. All guidance is being followed and Red7Marine’s services are being delivered in a timely manner.
It is important that Red7Marine’s services are delivered as efficiently as possible. The team continues to offer ongoing support on the ground, responding to the demands of the project immediately whilst safely fulfilling the needs of this important scheme.
Due to this project’s time sensitive nature and significance among members of the local community, Red7Marine’s plant continues to be carefully managed as the team shares its expertise and support to maintain the efficiency of this installation.
The Red7Marine team is working closely with Mackley’s, combining our areas of expertise to deliver exceptional results for Arundel’s community. As Red7Marine works alongside Mackley’s talented team, we are aligning our commitments to health and safety on the ground.
Red7Marine’s Haven Seajack 3 jack-up barge is being used in the project as a result of its adaptability. A jack-up barge is fitted with long legs which can be raised and lowered into the riverbed, securing its position. The legs can then be raised to move this barge as and when it is required.
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