Client: Farrans Construction / South East Water
Location: Surrey, UK
Project Value: £2.7m
Description: Construction of 6.5km of potable water main to deliver nine million litres of water a day to a population of over 19,000
Burpham Strategic Water Main contract involved the construction of 6.5km of potable water main. Once commissioned, the new main was set to deliver nine million litres of water a day from Burpham Water Treatment Works to a population of over 19,000 people in the area.
Ward & Burke were engaged to design and construct 2 no. crossings as part of the works;
Works included design and construction of;
The abrasiveness of the sandstone rock (described as Abrasive to Extremely Abrasive in SI) caused excessive wear on cutting tools. Spare cutting discs, rippers, mounting frames and appropriate tools were on hand at all times for any changes required.
Large discrepancy in the SI resulted in ground conditions varying significantly from those anticipated;