18 Screw Pile Foundations for Hendon Pipe Bridge

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FLI Structures recently installed their Screw Pile foundations on the Hendon Pipe Bridge project for United Utilities, this involved 18 of FLI Structures Screw Piles to support the 9 sections of 2 foot diameter pipe.

Hendon Pipe Bridge

18 Screw Piles to hold up 9 sections of 2 foot diameter metal pipe.

FLI Structures from the Haley Group specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of steel structures and foundations, including towers, masts, screw piles and steel grillages.

They are pleased to announce that they recently installed 18 screw piles to support pipe bridges for United Utilities gas holders in Hendon, Sunderland.

FLI were recommended to United Utilities by GGP Consultants to provide screw pile foundations for the Hendon project, after FLI had provided them with a favourable solution at a competitive price and within a tight timescale. From this, FLI secured the contract to design, manufacture and install 18 screw piles for the project.

There were nine sections of the two foot diameter pipe exiting the gasholders that needed to be supported by pipe bridges. These pipe bridge foundations used FLI’s screw piles. The screw piles, which are 193mm in diameter and between 6 and 8 meters in length, were individually designed by the FLI engineering team to suit the varying ground conditions across the site.

The Hendon pipe bridge project is a good illustration of the diversity of structures that can be founded on screw piles.

The benefit of using FLI helical piles on a site is that they are quick and easy to install. There are no excavations needed, therefore there is no spoil to cart away. This makes it particularly helpful if the ground is contaminated or is soft and hence a concrete pad footing is unsuitable.

Screw Piles are an all steel – sustainable foundation solution, making them fully recyclable. They can easily be removed and re-used if needed. Overall, using screw piles creates a far more time and cost effective solution for foundations.

FLI have successfully designed and manufactured screw pile foundation solutions for a vast array of structures. The screw pile foundations have been widely used by significant companies, such as Network Rail and The Highways Agency throughout many of their projects.

Tony Parker, Sales Manager at FLI comments “Our success is based on understanding and solving site problems efficiently, and providing safe solutions for our installers. With a strong focus on innovation, we are able to supply foundation solutions to support a wide range of structures in Telecoms, Railway, Highways and Renewable markets. We take experience from each site and use this knowledge to continue to lead the way in the Screw Pile foundations sector”.

FLI’s success in pioneering foundation solutions has been recognised by Network Rail and Birse Rail, who have both presented FLI with their Product Innovation Awards.

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