Upon inspections by Irish Rail, significant subsidence of a railway embankment near Foxford was discovered.
Remedial works were required to stabilise the railway line, consisting of a sheetpiled wall for 160 metres on both sides of the railway line. The approved piles were imported from Asia in 16 number containers into Dublin Port and hauled by road to Foxford Station. The contract was completed entirely with the company’s own plant and resources. The main equipment consisted of a piling rig compromising of a Movax SPE 50 piling hammer fitted on a Case CX210 25 tonne tracked excavator, specially fitted with rubber tracks for railway work. The piles were hauled to the remote site location using two atlas 1504 rubber ducks with rail wheels and tilt rotating encon hitch & McCabe grab towing two 5m x 20TN rail trailers. The piles were loaded at Foxford station by a Case CX160B excavator fitted with rotating grab. The piles were driven to depths of between 7 metres and 13 metres The piles were supported with a waler beam on both sides and tied across using 40mm threaded bars at 4.5 metre centers. The works were carried out at night during TIII possessions with the railline remaining operational each day for passengers and freight traffic.
Please follow link below to see Movax Piling Hammer in action on Ballinasloe Flood Defence project:
This project involved the closure of two number Iarnród Eireann Level Crossing’s. The crossings were replaced by a single overbridge and associated approach embankments. The overbridge comprised of a contractor designed structure and contractor designed reinforced earth wing walls. Construction of the new Overbridge consisted of 11.50m wide Precast Optri-Cadre units each weighing 36 tonnes and included precast concrete parapet units. The existing level crossing gates were taken down and closed to traffic. The new road was 4 metres wide with concrete post and wire fencing, and constructed over a length of approximately 1,000m to tie into existing public roads.
The Inchicore Data Centre accommodation project consisted of a new room which we constructed within the existing C.M.E Department building at the CIE Inchicore Depot, Dublin 8. The footprint area in which the new Data Centre Room is approximately 123m2 including the new access ramp into the building. The project involved construction of a new control room along side a larger room to house the new Data center equipment and servers. There was a large mechanical and electrical package which included outside generator and chiller unit.
The existing metal deck bridge was replaced with a precast concrete bridge. The works involved the removal of the steel bridge , placing of precast bedstones, beams and retaining wall units. Installation of an Aluminium Bridge parapet , double height crash barrier , fencing, road surfacing , telecom and water diversion. The bridge was assessable to traffic after four days.
The existing metal deck bridge was replaced with a pre-cast concrete bridge. Works included removal of the steel bridge, placing pre-cast concrete bed stones, beams and parapet walls. Diversion of existing services, extensive retaining wall structures with faced gabions, permanent fencing, pre-cast concrete safety barriers and accommodation works for local residents.
At this site Iarnród Eireann Level Crossing XE46 was replaced by a single Overbridge and associated approach embankments, access roads and drainage. The Overbridge comprised of contractor designed structure and reinforced earth abutments.