DAWSON-WAM joins the Federation of Piling Specialists… and other news!


DAWSON-WAM joins the Federation of Piling Specialists

It has been an extremely busy few months for DAWSON-WAM not least with the company joining the Federation of Piling Specialists.DAWSON-WAM are looking forward to working with the Federation going forward. To find out more about the FPS please visit www.fps.org.uk

Works Complete in Strabane

We have completed a new £1.2 Million pumping station at Bridge Street, Strabane for NI Water. Well done to Gerard McColgan, Adam McKeown and team for the successful delivery of the project. The new pumping station replaces the old station which was built in the 1980s and includes additional storage capacity to help reduce the risk of flooding and cater for future development in the local area. The scheme will also improve the water quality in the local River Mourne, with additional screening installed to improve the quality of any flows that may discharge to the river. Please click HERE for more info.

Photograph: NI Water 

Piling Support for The Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

DAWSON-WAM have installed over 1,000 piles in the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast in 2018. The photograph shows one of our 22m rigs installing axial piles at basement level for the new £57M Maternity Hospital for GRAHAM-BAM Healthcare Partnership, having installed contiguous pile walls, high level axial piles, capping beams and propping systems earlier in the year.

Secant Tank Successfully Installed for Yorkshire Water 

We have recently installed a new secant wall for a storm attenuation tank in Mexborough, South Yorkshire for Yorkshire Water. The secant wall allowed a 6m retained height and was installed through saturated sands and gravels and into strong sandstone to provide soil retention and water cut off. Piles were constructed in hard/hard configuration with Cased CFA techniques. 

This link shows four panoramic views from above and inside the secant tank. The thin black black silt layer can be seen imprinted on the secant piles and shows where the interface between the sand and gravels and the sandstone.

Piling It On The M6

We received this great photo of our works on the M6 J2-4 SMP near Coventry where we are installing over 1,500t of sheet pile walls. Works are taking place next to the picturesque Oxford Canal. 


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