PROJECT DEWATERING SUPPORT FURTHER DEVELOPMENT OF NINE ELMS.

Insights / 22 March 2023 by Project Dewatering Limited
Credit : Project Dewatering Limited
  • DURATION 8 Months (ongoing)
  • VALUE £200 000+

PROJECT INVOLVEMENT

The method proposed by PDL included a deepwell dewatering system that consisted of 16 no. wells around the 750m perimeter bulk excavation. The site water treatment system received the pumped ground water and removed any contamination before discharge.

INTRODUCTION

The Nine Elms area has seen multiple large scale construction developments in recent years. Project dewatering Limited provided dewatering for the bulk excavation on this recent phase of works.

The site area had many previous uses leaving the natural soil contaminated. PDL designed the dewatering system, supplied the installation and pumping equipment and then supported the client for many months to keep the bulk excavations dewatered.

THE WORKS

The method proposed by PDL included a deepwell dewatering system that consisted of 16 no. wells around the 750m perimeter bulk excavation. The wells were strategically positioned internal to secant & sheet pile excavation supports, to gain the required drawdown in the deepest excavations, whilst not interfering with other site works. These wells ranged from 10m deep to 15m deep and were drilled at a 250mm bore which were subsequently pumped using electric submersible pumps.

With this system, PDL could effectively achieve drawdown to about 2m below the formation level of the basement dig. The chemical analysis of the groundwater indicated high levels of petroleum hydrocarbons and organic chemicals. The site water treatment system received the pumped ground water and removed any contamination before discharge.

WE ARE IN CONTROL OF YOUR GROUNDWATER

Project Dewatering Limited is part of the Holscher Group, Europe’s largest construction dewatering and groundwater engineering contractor with revenues in excess of £100 million. Project Dewatering Ltd is a specialist construction dewatering subcontractor operating in the UK and Ireland. With more than 20 years experience Project Dewatering is able to bring expertise and experience to any project from a high value basement project through to major infrastructure projects.

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