The client required ‘make up water’ to be pumped directly from the River Trent to the Water Treatment Plant for the new power station 1km away. This water had to be supplied to compensate for losses by evaporation and leakage.
Kier, alongside EDF, identified the problem of how over 31,000m (19.4 miles) of buried services could be accommodated within the confines of the site. The new services had to avoid main access routes as well as existing services feeding the power station in operation adjacent to the new construction site. We had to design this to suit the site plan and avoid significant clashes.
The client also had a design system that did not use electronic data transfer. Consequently, no real means of clash detection and avoidance had been implemented.
For the main project civil elements we delivered the piling, foundations, underground ducts and drainage, roads, cooling water networks, structural steel buildings and cladding for three combined cycle units operating with natural gas. Kier used our ‘in house’ design capability for the project design and build elements including the pumping station, administration, gatehouse and workshop/warehouse buildings.
To ensure water could be pumped into the Water Treatment Plant, we designed and constructed a complete facility including Pumphouse, Inlet works and MEICA installation incorporating 4 pumps with variable speed drives to the client's performance criteria.
We engaged a 3D BIM clash detection specialist who identified over a hundred major clashes which were able to be resolved prior to the design being released to site for construction.This appointment along with our expertise enabled us to carry out and complete the works within the overall contract period and all 16 contract milestones.
The power station came into commercial operation in 2013, with an expected life of 25-30 years. The CCGT generates enough power to supply the needs of around 1.5 million homes and employs more than 40 skilled operators. CCGT power generation is the most energy efficient and clean method of fossil fuel generation releasing less than half the CO2 of conventional resources. The plant burns natural gas, which turns a gas turbine, and the waste heat is then used to turn a steam turbine.
Benefits to Client:
Innovation: £1.6 million saving against roof access walkways. A full level of steelwork involving over 2500 pieces was avoided with our solution to provide differing solutions for the access to areas of the roof requiring maintenance.
A positive culture was created by a ‘can do mentality’ against a backdrop of late design for client derived design elements and excellent client liaison and communication.
Delivering a 100% BIM3 compliant utilities design at one of London’s busiest interchanges, Bank Station. Serving 73 million passengers annually, situated between London Bridge and the Bank of England.
Creating a new visitor centre at this Site of Special Scientific Interest after the previous one was damaged by a tidal surge, ensuring its protection from flooding and its coastal position, incorporating sustainable features and refurbishing an 1800s coastguard building to be used as an exhibition space.
A step change in the way DNO capital works and connections are delivered. Together with UK Power Networks and our Alliance partners, we deliver the improvements necessary to achieve OFGEM-mandated outputs in Customer Service, Safety, Sustainability and Network Health and Reliability.
132kv / 33kv reinforcement works included the longest directional drill undertaken by UK Power Networks, underneath the River Orwell, whilst protecting the ecology of the local area.
Creating a purpose-built facility for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Perinatal Services. Providing support for adolescents, pregnant women, and women with a babies up to one year old who are experiencing mental health difficulties.
Transforming the former Manor and Kingsway Hospitals situated 1.5 miles west of Derby city centre, creating a diverse and thriving community of 700 homes with recreational facilities, retail space and a business park to create 450 jobs.
22 successful years of collaborative gas distribution infrastructure. 1st July 1996; the first natural gas pipe was being installed in Northern Ireland by Kier for PNG, the country's first and largest gas distribution business. This Alliance, competitively re-awarded, sets the sector model for collaborative success between Client and Contractor.
Kier was selected to construct a new 1,300MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station at West Burton, Nottinghamshire. The site is adjacent to the River Trent and the existing coal fired power station.
A high profile 3km route clearance of 1500 utility conflicts through Edinburgh city centre, delivered within budget and achieving all programme milestones, whilst minimising disruption to local businesses and residents.
A joint venture with Kier Major Projects for the University of Northampton. The project marked the first time Kier had committed to a large-scale Light Gauge Steel (LGS) frame project and is the largest LGS project to date in the UK.
The 660m horizontal directionally drilled (HDD) gas pipeline river crossing under the River Foyle in Derry, Northern Ireland, is one of the largest of its kind in Ireland. We were involved in the £3.1m project for firmus energy (FE) from the feasibility stage, through detailed design and planning to construction and commissioning.
A short-term central London consultancy project turned into a ground-breaking multi-utility project, moving eight utilities to prepare for a new 800-apartment development, setting the standard in how these projects should be delivered in the capital.