Client: Cardiff Harbour Authority Duration: 5 weeks Value: £80,000.00 Tags: civil engineering, cardiff harbour authoirty, pontoons


Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering Ltd were commissioned by Cardiff Harbour Authority to supply and install steel tubular piles to be used as the foundations for a galvanized steel pontoon and access walkway. The works were carried out at Cardiff International White Water Centre and formed part of the Cardiff International Sports Village.


Floating plant including the MV Sabrina and Linfloat Pontoons, were used to gain access to the works and also to minimise any disruption along the roads of the marina. The area was first cleared of debris by a combination of Kaymac divers and civils plant.

The locations of the piles were set out by the Kaymac engineer and then the piles were installed to the required design depth using a 30t crane fitted with a piling hammer (working from the Linkfloat Pontoons).

Once installed, the galvanized steel pontoon and walkways were constructed and lifted into place using the crane. Access steps were then installed to the Marina wall.

Following on from the above works Kaymac then secured a further two contracts within the Cardiff Bay. The first was to install a wave break for Cardiff Bay Yacht Club again by driving large diameter steel piles and the second, the removal, transportation and fitting of a link span bridge for Cardiff Council using the same marine plant.


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