Shuttabloc® at Suffolk EfW Plant

Posted on: October 12th 2013    •    Posted in: Case studies, Retaining Walls, Shuttabloc

Poundfield Precast have completed the installation of approximately 330 linear metres of Shuttabloc walls for the ash storage building at the new waste incinerator plant at Gt Blakenham, near Ipswich, Suffolk. Works were carried out on behalf of Lagan Construction Ltd.

This project was a challenge, requiring walls of up to 5 metres high to retain the bottom ash from the furnace, and the loads were severe. Together with his structural engineer, Poundfield’s Managing Director, Mark Jardine, was able to come up with a solution.

Originally, an insitu cast wall was proposed, but Poundfield’s Shuttabloc was chosen after in was proven to save costs by reducing the installation time by two-thirds. A team of just four men completed the installation in only six weeks, with minimum disruption to other works on site.

Lagan’s project manager Gareth Rooney said: ‘Poundfield’s Shuttabloc installation went to plan and the reduction in the build time was a big factor in choosing their system. We would have no hesitation in using Shuttabloc on other projects.’