Winter has arrived!

Scatterburn working hard even in tough weather conditions!

#Snow #Scatterburn #Cleantech Civils

 

Easy way to fill rock rolls!!

Easy way to fill rock rolls on site, filling frame and crew working well together.

#scatterburn flood alleviation
#rock rolls

WE’VE MOVED!!

 

Recent signage just completed on our new Irish Head-office location in

Unit 4 Corlurgan Business Park, Ballinagh Road, Cavan

Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards 2017 – Geoscience Ireland Award

The Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards, held in association with ESB, are presented in recognition of the achievements of engineers that have demonstrated exceptional engineering skills. 

 

The Excellence Awards ceremony took place on Friday 10 November at the InterContinental Dublin.  

 

Shorted Listed in the category of Geoscience Ireland Award – Cleantech Civils project CSO Material Re-Use Strategy.  Our project demonstrates a desire to innovate and improve each and every project.   

Congratulations, to all the Team for their innovation and excellent work on the project!  

Stages of the Inlet Works Construction at Neilston

3 stages of the Inlet Works Construction at Neilston, this is the main section of the project.

  • Firstly, an image of the Inlet Works pre-start. This area was to be reduced in level by approx. 3.5m to meet the existing levels of the Detritor tanks.
  • Upon completion of the bulk excavation, the area was brought down to formation level, sub-base installed and compacted, blinded with 100mm deep of 35N concrete.
  • For the construction of the base slab, Cleantech fixed 11 tonnes of steel and poured 26 m3 of 35N concrete to design levels via a 24m concrete pump.

Works are ongoing!

Brockaboy Sub Station

Recently completed Sub -Station in Brockaboy Windfarm.

 

Kingscourt Water Treatment Plant – Emergency Rescue Drill

An emergency rescue drill was carried out today at Kingscourt Water Treatment Plant (Construction of new concrete reservoir)

The scenario was that our concrete finisher Joe hurt his ankle while working inside the new reservoir.

The alarm was raised and the first aiders attended the scene.

It was a suspected sprain so an emergency rescue was carried out in order to get Joe safely out of the reservoir which is 6.0m deep.

We used our Davit arm & stretcher system as part of our emergency rescue plan.

The emergency drill was seamless. Everybody responded immediately and over all, it was a great success.

The operatives involved were members of Cleantech and our formwork subcontractor also.

Special thanks to everybody who got involved, especially Joe who played the casualty during the drill.

 

Start of project to create a user-friendly community park area

A sod-cutting ceremony was held today for the start of a £1.546million project which will create a new user-friendly community park out of scrubland.

The Middlefield Project will include raising the Scatterburn from underground to above ground to work as a flood alleviation scheme, creating new pedestrian and cycle-friendly paths, improved pavements on two streets beside the development, and installing new landscaping to create an attractive park area which will be user-friendly to the residents living in the surrounding areas.

The Scatterburn used to be above ground however it is believed town planners put it underground just after WWII.

The scheme includes £500K from Aberdeen City Council for flood alleviation works, £426,813 from Scottish Natural Heritage for environmental improvements, £150,445 from Nestrans for pedestrian priority works on Provost Rust Drive and Manor Avenue, and a provisional award of £469,093 from Sustrans for Active Travel route improvements. The provisional award looks to be agreed once Aberdeen City Council and Sustrans confirm designs.

Aberdeen City Council communities, housing and infrastructure convener Councillor Yvonne Allan said: “It’s fantastic that work has started on the Middlefield Project as it will make a big difference in the lives of people who live in the area to have an attractive park on their doorstep.

“The community will also be involved in helping to design the new planting areas of the park which will complement some of existing natural features in the area.

“I look forward to watching the work progressing in the coming months and we are pleased to be working with our partners.”

Mike Cantlay, chairman of Scottish Natural Heritage, said: “The impact of a robust green infrastructure on a community can be revolutionary, from improving physical and mental health, attracting business to an area, to reducing flood risk and improving biodiversity.

“The Green Infrastructure Fund provides a unique opportunity to create better places for people and wildlife on an unprecedented scale across urban Scotland. It is inspiring to see work begin on these exciting projects today in areas where this type of transformation is most needed.”

Tom Bishop, community links manager, Sustrans Scotland, said: “Sustrans welcomes the development at Middlefield and looks forward to seeing the space developed to become a community amenity that supports active travel in Aberdeen.

“Our provisional offer of funding for this project is subject to sign off of designs between ourselves and Aberdeen City Council but we are confident that active travel will be at the heart of the plans.”

The project is being split into phases with the ground-clearing and Scatterburn work in the first phase. Local residents should be aware there will contractors’ vehicles going to and fore this week while the contractors’ compound is created. The main contractor is the Cleantech Group.

Once the contractors’ vehicles are on site, most of them will be staying on site until the first phase is finished. The first phase will also mean the site is expected to be extremely muddy over the winter months until the planting starts in late Spring.

The work programme is to start by setting up the site compound at the west end erecting protective fencing and forming a haul road, and then work will start on embankments at the eastern end, working back from the lowest level in an upstream direction.

The local community steering group is going through a process for naming the park when it is finished.

Picture caption: Councillor Yvonne Allan, Wima Collie (Middlefield Project steering group) Fiona Gray (member of the Steering group), Gavin Clark, Marguerita Davidson (member of the steering group) with 2 year old Stephen Wilkie and Mum Kasie Maitland.

Cleantech start works on Phase Two of Inverness Flood Defences

Cleantech Civils have recently started works on a 12 month-long project to build the second phase of the River Ness Flood Alleviation Scheme in Inverness City Centre.

The works are in the City of Inverness along and adjacent to both banks of the River Ness from Friars’ Bridge to, approximately, the mouth of the River Ness. Cleantech Civils were appointed Civils Sub-contractor by the Main Contractor, McLaughlin & Harvey.

The river is the main natural feature of the City of Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, and its banks are steeped in a wealth of history. The River Ness has burst its banks numerous times throughout history, often with devastating consequences. The most disruptive event occurred in 1989 when the railway viaduct was swept away with the floods. The new flood defences will protect 800 homes and 200 businesses in the city centre and will feature a public arts programme to complement streetscape enhancements.

***Short video-clip of the proposed works***