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Sluice Gates/Lock Gates, Tilbury Harbour

Client – ET Marine for local harbour authority

Contract – Sluice Gates/Lock Gates, Tilbury Harbour

Timescales – 10 weeks. Delivered as scheduled

Background – This on-going maintenance project was critical for the safe and efficient operation of the harbour. Aitken and Howard were able to supply from stock to ensure tight timescales were met.

Timber Requirements – Aitken and Howard won the tender to supply the following:

  • 300mm x 300mm Greenheart

Value Added – Timbers were planed to a tongue and groove profile and drilled to create fittings for sluice gate.

Supply of Heel and Mitre posts for Lock Gate, St Andrews Harbour

Client – St Andrews Harbour Trust

Contract – Supply of Heel and Mitre posts for Lock Gate, St Andrews Harbour

Timescales – Delivered as scheduled

Background – The Lock Gates at St Andrews Harbour needed to be replaced after flash flooding caused damage in 2012. The gates are vital to the harbour’s operation as they provide protection for vessels during Easterly storm surges and control the build-up of sand and silt that would render the harbour unusable.

Timber Requirements – Aitken and Howard won the tender to supply the following:

  • Greenheart heel posts and mitres supplied from stock

Value Added – Heel posts were machined to a semi-circular finish and Mitre posts were shaped and drilled to specification

Supply of Greenheart piles for Stornoway Harbour project

Client – BAM Nuttal for Stornoway Port Authority

Contract – Supply of Greenheart piles for Stornoway Harbour project

Timescales – 6 weeks delivered on schedule

Background – BAM Nuttal led the project to extend the RORO (Roll on Roll Off) docking berth at Stornoway Harbour. The berth is vital for the save and efficient operation of the vital Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services.

Timber Requirements – Aitken and Howard won the tender to supply the following:

  • 350mm x 350mm Greenheart piles in varying lengths from 1.5m to 18m.
  • Opepe fendering 150mm x 300mm.

Value Added – Greenheart piles were drilled where appropriate and some were ringed and shoed. Opepe timbers were shaped and drilled to specification.

Fabrication and supply of Load Out timbers for wind farm project

Client – Flurocarbon

Contract – Fabrication and supply of Load Out timbers for wind farm project

Timescales – 10 weeks. Delivered as scheduled

Background – Flurocarbon was contracted to Siemens for a major wind farm project. They required high quality timbers to move a 10,000 ton control centre between transportation barges.

Timber Requirements – Aitken and Howard won the tender to supply the following:

  • 230mm x 230mm Greenheart sections

Value Added – Sections planed to -1/+1 tolerance with 4 sections bolted together to create a raft unit. A total of 16 raft units were then bolted together to create the completed launch runner.

Supply of Greenheart timber launch runners

Client – Saipen Srl

Contract – Supply of Greenheart timber launch runners

Timescales – 12 weeks. Timbers delivered in 10 weeks

Background – Saipen required high grade launch runners to move their latest oil installation to a transportation barge. Greenheart timber (supplied from stock) was specified due to its strength and load taking capability.

Timber Requirements – Aitken and Howard won the tender to supply the following:

  • Planed Greenheart 300mm x 400mm

Value Added – Timbers were planed to tolerance of -1/+2mm and drilled for manufacture

Supply Sea Defence Timbers – Eastbourne Beach

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Client – Eastbourne B C & J T Mackley & Co.

Contract – Supply Sea Defence Timbers – Eastbourne Beach

Timescales – Contract length was 3 years. Regular and consistent supply was critical and was maintained throughout.

Background – This major project is designed to improve the protection of a large area of environmentally sensitive land in East Sussex with over 10,000 homes (some of which are below sea level) and significant road and rail infrastructure.

Timber Requirements – Aitken and Howard won the tender to supply the following:

  • 300 x 300mm Greenheart piles 12-14m lengths
  • 350 x 350mm Greenheart and Black Kakarelli land ties
  • 225 x 225mm Greenheart piles
  • 150 x 225mm Greenheart Wailing
  • 100 x 300mm and 75 x 225mm planking

Value Added – Timber supplied from stock.

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Greenheart timbers for Borders Rail Link bridge re-decking

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Client: BAM Nuttal for Network Rail
Timescales – x weeks.  Delivered as scheduled
Background – The new Borders Railway is a vital transport connection between Edinburgh and the Borders.  It is anticipated that the new route will provide significant economic benefits to the area as well as the environmental benefits associated with decreased reliance on the over-crowded road network

Timber Requirements – Aitken and Howard won the tender to supply the following:

  • 100mm x 300mm Greenheart bridge decks

Value Added – Timbers were machined to specific tolerances and supplied as required using a bespoke delivery schedule designed to coordinate with overall project delivery schedule.

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