Cementation Skanska wins rail contract in UK

WCN Editorial Team 26 May 2021 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Cementation Skanska, a subsidiary of construction company Skanska, has secured a contract worth $86.9m (SEK720m) for major piling works on the HS2 high speed railway, UK.

The Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture on behalf of HS2 has awarded the contract to the company for the installation of nearly 2,000 piles on the London tunnels section of HS2.

Cementation Skanska will be responsible for the creation of one of the largest current open-cut retaining boxes in Europe.

The piles will be installed along the 1km-long site, which will house rail lines coming into Euston station, for the new HS2 railway.

The company will install over 800 piles to create the new Euston scissor box, which will carry the new running railway lines.

Approximately 700 piles will be constructed for Hampstead Road Bridge and Granby Terrace Bridge structures.

New techniques will also be developed to reduce carbon emissions including usage of low carbon concrete.

Cementation Skanska stated that it is already working on the project to build 435 bored pile retaining walls, which will form portal for the running railway line tunnels between West Ruislip and Old Oak Common.

The scope of work on the project also involves installation of 117 large diameter rotary bored piles for the two bridge structures.

Cementation Skanska operations director Paul Wiltcher said: “We have been working closely with the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture team and HS2 over a number of years to develop this bespoke solution.

“This includes finding ways to reduce carbon and costs, while making improvements in programme and safety outcomes.

“The project provides work for around 100 of our highly skilled piling and ground engineering team who will be carrying out the works through to 2024.”

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Cementation Skanska secures $87m contract for major piling works on HS2 high speed railway, UK. Credit: Skanska.

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