ArcelorMittalFlood Expo in Birmingham, UK | Sept. 11-12, 2019

Flood Expo in Birmingham, UK | Sept. 11-12, 2019

ArcelorMittal Sheet Piling presents its solutions for flood protection and tidal defences.

Come and meet us at stand E72 on the Flood Expo on Sept.11-12th, 2019, at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.

ArcelorMittal Sheet Piling provides a complete range of steel sheet piling solutions and supports the design and implementation of efficient protection walls against floods and tides. We partner with outstanding civil engineering offices, designers and contractors to better protect to our communities. Our team in the UK is here to support these critical projects.

Some of our recent flood protection projects in the UK:

Lincolnshire Lakes – Trent Flood Defence Scheme
Lincolnshire Lakes is a development project in North Lincolnshire between Scunthorpe and the River Trent. The scheme will see the building of a number of new villages, including a business park. Part of the scheme involved regeneration of the River Trent flood defences, which included the installation of 3.8km (2.2miles) steel sheet piles walls along the river banks.
In 2018 ArcelorMittal supplied 6,000 tonnes of steel sheet piling from its wide Z pile range. VolkerGround Engineering installed the piles for the main contractor VBA. Design by Mott MacDonald.

To learn more on this project:
VolkerGround Engineering Case Study
North Lincolnshire Council site

Shoreham River Adur
Shoreham-by-Sea is an historic seaside town situated on the River Adur estuary in West Sussex. The city had become vulnerable to flooding when existing defences breached in 2013 after heavy rainfall and a tidal surge.
The Environment Agency carried out extensive research to calculate potential flood risk in the River Adur estuary, resulting in the Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls Scheme.
The £45 million Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls flood defence scheme was funded by the Environment Agency, with additional funding from the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Adur District Council and West Sussex County Council. The scheme comprises 7.2 kilometres of new defences along the River Adur; 1.8km on the east bank between Coronation Green and the A27 road bridge; and 5.4km on the west bank between the river mouth and the A27 road bridge.
The design, by Mott MacDonald, divided the works into 10 different sections or tidal “reaches”, each one representing a different challenge, and requiring a different solution. Seven out of the ten Reaches used steel sheet piling from ArcelorMittal.
The work was carried out by Mackley, as part of Team Van Oord, a joint venture partnership.
ArcelorMittal Sheet Piling collaborated with Mott MacDonald and Mackley on the design and ensuring optimal installation.
Sheet pile construction started in September 2016 and was completed in March 2018. ArcelorMittal worked closely with Mackley on just-in-time logistics, supplying 3,500 tonnes of steel sheet piles in tune with the project schedule.
ArcelorMittal hot-rolled steel sheet piles were produced in Luxembourg from 100% recycled steel, then transported by train and vessel to our UK facility located in Shoreham port.
Engagement with the local community was a key aspect of the project. At Reach W5 – Riverbank, Mackley used the Giken ‘silent’ press along with PU®28 steel sheet piles. This sheet piles driving equipment is able to work in confined spaces and generates less noise and disruption than traditional vibratory hammers. 1,176 sheet piles, each 11 meter long, were installed with limited disturbances in close proximity to house boats along the river bank. At Reach E1 - Tollhouse Bridge, Mackley installed 500 tonnes of ArcelorMittal’s unique HZ®/AZ® combined wall system from a jack-up barge.
Other parts of the scheme used the AZ26-700 and AZ28-700 sheet piles developed by ArcelorMittal for the best strength-to-weight efficiency.
Designed for a longevity of at least 100 years, the completed scheme significantly reduces flood risk for more than 2,300 properties, including 169 commercial facilities in Shoreham and East Lancing – as well as protecting important local infrastructures including the road network, railway line and Shoreham Airport.

Watch a film presenting the project, by Mott MacDonald.


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Last modified: September 6, 2019

Date publish: September 5, 2019
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