Two projects that Deep Soil Mixing Ltd provided the soil stabilisation solutions for have just won awards – Mersey Gateway and Earnsdale Reservoir.
In the ICE NW awards The Mersey Gateway won the ICE 200 special award – Deep Soil Mixing initially undertook soil stabilisation trials for the joint venture team and were then awarded the multi million pound project to install over 1800 soil mixed panels at a number of locations across the north landside area of the Mersey Gateway project. These panels were designed to stabilise the ground in areas around the various bridge structures so that further construction work could be undertaken. More information about the Mersey Gateway project can be found in our case studies.
Another project that Deep Soil Mixing Ltd carried out soil mixing for won the ICE North West Small Projects award – Earnsdale Impounding Reservoir Improvements.
Earnsdale Impounding Reservoirs is situated 1.5km to the west of Darwen town centre in Lancashire and is owned and operated by United Utilities.
The improvement work at Earnsdale impounding reservoir included several ground breaking technical innovations for UK dam engineering, which included the use of soil mixing that Deep Soil Mixing Ltd carried out.
Working alongside GHD and the main contractor Askam our soil mixing solution was value engineered. This reduced the volume by 900m³, making significant cost savings and reducing the programme by eight weeks.
GHD said that Alan Williams, ICE North West Regional Chair noted that, “The improvement work at Earnsdale Impounding Reservoir included several ground breaking technical innovations for UK dam engineering, ….. It was this innovative approach that won it the Small Project of the Year 2018 award.”
John Lowery, Managing Director of Askam Civil Engineering, the principal contractor on the site, said: “The use of Deep Soil Mixing was an impressive solution due to the working conditions on this elevated and exposed site, which were on the whole extremely challenging….”