Story Contracting Ltd
Broom Close Embankment
John Lawrie Tubulars is one of the largest traders of steel tubulars in the UK and USA, purchasing and supplying new and used tubing, casing, OCTG, drill pipe, drill collars and related products. With a keen focus on the circular economy, we purchase steel tubulars from the oil and gas industry and repurpose them as a high quality replacement for concrete piles in the construction and civil engineering sectors globally.
For this bank stabilisation project, we supplied 117 No. 339mm diameter Grade L80 steel Circular Hollow Section (CHS) piles which were cut to length and supplied from our Montrose facility.
Story Contracting Ltd installed the piles using their T10,000 RRV Colmar’s with a Movax attachment in 6 and 7.5 metre lengths to allow for varying ground conditions, with pile centres every 2 metres. Steel plates have also been welded between each pile to act as ballast retention to prevent future embankment failure.
Repurposing used oil and gas tubulars as piling is an economical as well as environmentally friendly option for construction projects from residential construction to large-scale infrastructure projects.