Soil Stabilisation Contractor | Ferrybridge Power Station
Soil Stabilisation at Ferrybridge Power Station
Having previously carried out Soil Stabilisation works on many John Sisk sites in the past, we were approached directly by the contractor on this project at Ferrybridge Power Station to carry out the Soil Stabilisation element of the contract.
The works we carried out were part of the development of a multi-fuel power station, which produces low carbon electricity and heat by burning waste derived fuel from various sources of processed municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial waste and waste wood.
What Was Done
Having been provided with a specification to achieve a CBR of 15-20% to the surface of the site, the first item was to undertake mix design testing to determine the required amount of binder to provide the required strength. Once this had been completed works then commenced on site.
Due to the nature of the site dust control was of importance, and with this in mind we utilised our Wirtgen WR2500SK Integrated “dust free” Stabilisation machine. This enables the binder to be applied to the surface under a fully enclosed hood and then mixed immediately, practically eliminating any dust escape.
Once the Stabilisation process had been completed the area was trimmed to tolerance and a bitumen emulsion curing compound applied. Onsite compliance testing was undertaken throughout the entire contract to confirm that the required specification had been achieved.