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King's Lynn

The Wash Tide Gauge

Installation of a new tidal  gauge structure in the Wash Estuary, near King’s Lynn (Norfolk, UK).

Environment Agency, UK
Transport & Installation Contractor
VolkerWessels, UK
Installation Vessel:
Crane Barge “DINA M”
Execution Period
April - May 2015

The project activities for installation of the mono and tower sections included:

- mobilisation crane barge in Rotterdam-NL, transit to and mobilisation in King’s Lynn-UK

- transit to site (The Wash area)

- survey for all activities (crane barge position, mono pile, scour and tower)

- mono pile installation by using vibrator hammer and impact hammer

- during piling Pile Driving Analysis monitoring

- pile fill in with gravel

- scour protection on seabed around pile, 2 layers of big bags (200x)

- installation cathodic protection

- installation of tower section

- grouting tower section to mono pile

- installation top platform

- assistance during installation actual tide gauge

- transit to and demobilisation in Rotterdam-NL