Cable Car for London

Case Study Overview

Red7Marine & Bachy Soletanche, in joint venture, is constructing the piled land & marine foundations for the Cable Car for London, including the marine pile caps & the associated Ship Impact Protection System.

At a glance

  • Date: June to December 2011
  • Programme Duration: 7 months
  • Project Number: 2392
  • Value: £6m
  • Client: MACE Ltd
  • Principal Contractor: MACE Ltd

The Solution

The works comprise a combination of bored cast in-situ reinforced concrete piles over land & water, & driven steel tubular piles over water together with floating booms & anchorages for the Ship Impact Protection System. Marine works take place in the Royal Victoria Docks & also the tidal Thames at North Greenwich.

Red7Marine are deploying the Haven Seareach Crane Barge & the Haven Seaway Jack up barge to support the Bachy Soletanche bored piling equipment & will be using the Haven Seareach to carry out the driven piling & pile cap construction works.

In advance of the pile installation Red7Marine also undertook UXO survey works using the Haven Seajack 3 Jack Up Barge to provide over water access for BACTEC to deploy their specialist drilling & down the hole magnetometer survey equipment.

The marine pile caps are a combination of pre-cast & cast in-situ reinforced concrete works, some of which are below low water level.

The project is being supported from the Northfleet, Thames, base.

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