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Waterways and Coastal Defence

Supporting our customers in creating better environments for people and nature

MGF have a wide range of experience in supplying both temporary and permanent retaining walls in rivers, navigable waterways and coastal defence schemes.

As the UK’s largest independent stockholder of steel sheet piles (Larssen type piles) and UK produced cold rolled trench sheets, we offer an extensive range of sheet profiles in various lengths enabling us to provide piled retaining wall solutions in a variety of ground conditions.

We also offer a waler and tie-back system and galvanising option on all new sheets. Although a slight departure from our core temporary works design offering, our design team have the capability and experience to produce permanent works designs to Eurocode 10 for waterways and coastal defence schemes which allow for the long term effects of corrosion.

Case Studies

Case Study: Ipswich Tidal Barrier

Construction of the Ipswich Tidal Barrier
Main Contractor: VBA, a VolkerStevin, Boskalis Westminster and Atkins joint venture
Ipswich’s position on the estuary of the River Orwell in Suffolk makes it susceptible to fluvial and tidal flooding. The Ipswich Tidal Barrier Project is the final element of a £58 million programme of work by the Environmental Agency to upgrade the flood defences on the East and West bank and the Port of Ipswich itself. Due to the barrier permanently affecting the right ...

On: 25 Jan, 2018By: MGF

Flood Alleviation Works at Hexham

Project: Flood Alleviation at Hexham
Customer: The Environment Agency
Main Contractor: Volker Stevin

In August 2005, Volker Stevin were working for the Environment Agency on a Flood Alleviation Scheme at Hexham, Northumberland. As part of the installation of a new culvert system, a thrust pit was required to pass underneath an existing heavy goods railway line.
A 3.5m deep cofferdam, 23.0m by 7.5m was required approximately 3.0m away from the railway line. A clear span of 15.5m was required ...

On: 24 Feb, 2016By: MGF

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