Where in the World? DP World

Combined Soil Stabilisation Ltd have completed the first visit of two on a new facility in DP World London Gateway Port. This is the third site on DP World for CSSL having previously completed stabilisation for the pavement foundations on Berths 2 and 3.

The works are being carried out for S Walsh who undertook the initial earthworks. The main contractor on site is Goldbeck. An area of approx. 7,000m2 has been stabilised to a depth of 300mm to achieve a minimum CBR of 30% reducing the requirements for imported stone to only a 100mm surface covering. The site levels were controlled using GPS and easily achieved the required tolerances.

This site again demonstrates our commitment to providing solutions for any size of site as we develop sustainable solutions for projects from £20,000 to £10,000,000 based on the following range of techniques to suit any customer requirement or need.

• Modification/Improvement – the reduction of high moisture content in unacceptable materials to render them acceptable to enable the excavation, placing and compaction of general or engineered fill to be carried out in an efficient and economical manner

• Stabilisation – the mixing of soil with hydraulic binders and water to significantly change the characteristics of the soil to give a product with long term strength and durability

• Hydraulically Bound Materials – the mixing of soils or aggregates with hydraulic binders and water to create foundations for roads car parks and ports

We remain customer focussed operating in accordance with published UK and European Standards and the Britpave Guidelines for Best Practice (all of which we have had a major input in drafting) we work for a diverse range of customers throughout the United Kingdom. Customers include small to major earthworks contractors through to multi-national conglomerates in a range of sectors. We are flexible in commercial arrangements and undertake projects through a variety of contract suites, frameworks and partnerships. Our work scope ranges from small estate roads to major highway schemes and huge distribution building footprints. Generally, we are initially approached for our specialist skills, knowledge, experience, financial stability and the services we offer. We then seek to develop long term relationships by working with customers, preferably from the feasibility stage. This customer focused approach is used regardless of the stage of our relationship with customers in the trust that the relationship will develop further. We know from experience that early involvement is key to determining best value and the most cost-effective solution. Openness, honesty and trust play their part in any relationship, and this is one of the main reasons that we have achieved a high level of repeat business.