Piling work starts at Liverpool2

CONTRACTORS building the £300m Liverpool2 deep-water terminal have started work on the steel piling required to support the structure.

Specialist rock drilling equipment will provide sockets for 329 tubular steel piles weighing in at 47 tonnes each.

More than 19,000 tonnes of steelwork will be needed to create the new 854 metre-long quay wall, followed by 30,000 cubic metres of concrete to build the capping beam. At almost 30m high it will be one of the highest quay walls in Europe.

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