The development will see a new aggregates processing plant at the Brett Group's Newhaven East Quay site. The location of the plant will enable ships to unload aggregates which will be turned into building materials. The new plant will also make use of the recently redeveloped Newhaven Marine Sidings, allowing products to be transported via road and rail.
Aarsleff's piling works include driving 752no. 300mm precast concrete piles of up to 37m lengths for a new storage area and conveyor system to be built. Aarsleff will also install 6no. 339mm diameter piles up to 40m lengths to support a hopper crane on the dockside.
Talking about the site and reason for the pile lengths, Chris Glenn, Aarsleff Ground Engineering's piling estimator, said: "The ground conditions at Newhaven Port consist of clayey fine sand and soft chalk, which means we have to drive piles down to depths in the region of 37m to obtain the required loads. We plan to utilise a crane to install the steel tubular piles for the hopper crane due to site constraints and poor ground conditions."
Aarsleff has previously carried out piling works at Newhaven Port, with the installation of 166no. precast concrete piles for new fuel tanks and steel tubular piles for two Davit crane bases in 2017.
"It is great to be working at Newhaven Port with Brett Group on their new aggregates processing plant. We have a good working relationship with Brett from previous projects, and I hope that it'll only continue to strengthen," added managing director Kevin Hague.