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Ports & Harbours

URETEK can easily help with raising, re-leveling and re-supporting seaports, dockside facilities, crane rails, port terminal pathways and drive lanes etc.

Seaport pavements are frequently subjected to huge carriers and forklifts carrying tones of containers. Old ports are not built and designed for the sizes of today's ships and means they can't handle the load, this can result in settlement problems. URETEK can easily help with raising, re-leveling and re-supporting seaports, dockside facilities, crane rails, port terminal pathways and drive lanes etc. Also wharves, seawalls and weirs can be corrected. Years of erosion can result in that seawalls, dams, weirs and ponds needs to be re-consolidated. URETEK can fill the voids fast, accurate, economically and return the structural integrity. URETEK processes results in a long-term support and at the same time increases the bearing capacity and consolidates the ground.

URETEK can work with no disruption to operations, as this is very important for ports as they must operate around the clock. All the equipment and materials needed are contained in one truck and the work is carried out one section at a time. The corrected sections can be in use 30 minutes after the specialist team is done

Peterhead Port Stabilisation

The original use of Peterhead Port was for vessels much smaller than those today. The site had seen significant settlement due to the massive loads and Uretek were brought in to improve the ground and relevel the slabs on the port.

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