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Anstruther Pier

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Anstruther Pier

  1. 1. Sika Limited, Watchmead, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1BQ Tel: 01707 394444 / Fax: 01707 329129 www.sika.co.uk PressRelease Business Unit: Concrete Date Of Issue: 17th October 2008 SIKA UNDERWATER CONCRETE SYSTEM ENSURES FUTURE OF LISTED SCOTTISH PIER A listed pier in Anstruther harbour has recently undergone a major refurbishment using the Sika Underwater Concrete System (UCS). Once the centre of the Scottish fishing in- dustry, picturesque Anstruther harbour is now a popular tourist attraction and is mainly occupied by private pleasure crafts. The Folly Pier in the centre of the harbour provides primary access to the floating pontoons and is also used for parking and as a working area for harbour users. A structural survey by Fife Council in 1995 identified problems with the aging skeletal un- der-structure of the pier. After further monitoring, a point was reached where repairs had to be undertaken in order to retain the future integrity of the pier. As the pier is a listed structure, it was essential that any repair works did not affect the external appearance of the pier. It was also important that the repair work be long lasting and completed to a set budget and within a short time window to minimize any disruption to users of the pier. After a cost/benefit analysis it was decided to in-fill the void beneath the pier with mass concrete rather than undertake repairs to the existing support framework. As the majority of the concrete was to be placed underwater, a specially formulated mix was required that would give very high resistance to washout and also be capable of being placed without compaction. The tried and tested Sika Underwater Concrete System was the solution of choice, and Ennstone Thistle supplied 2,000 cubic metres of a special mix design formulated for this project. The Sika Underwater System uses Sika UCS powdered underwater stabilizer to produce a very cohesive, non-segregating mix with excellent wash-out resistance, even in flowing conditions. This is combined with a powerful superplastisiser,Sika Viscocrete 10, to produce a free flowing concrete mix that can be placed underwater without compaction.
  2. 2. Sika Limited, Watchmead, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1BQ Tel: 01707 394444 / Fax: 01707 329129 www.sika.co.uk PressRelease The concrete was placed within black stainless steel sheeting by three divers from under- water engineers Atlas Marine. Throughout the works period, the pier remained open for access to the pontoons, but car parking on top of the pier had to be stopped. The project is now complete with no outward appearance of the work having been carried out. Sika can be contacted at concrete@uk.sika.com or telephone 01707 394444 End CPR109 Final Anstruther Pier For further technical Information on this article contact: Tom Forsyth Concrete Business Unit Manager, Sika Limited Tel: 01707 394444 Fax: 01707 329129 forsyth.tom@uk.sika.com www.sika.co.uk Issued By: Brian Gough Communications 29 Welbeck Avenue Aylesbury Bucks HP21 9BH Tel: 01296 392157 Fax: 01296 392157 brian.goughcom@btinternet.com
  3. 3. Sika Limited, Watchmead, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1BQ Tel: 01707 394444 / Fax: 01707 329129 www.sika.co.uk PressRelease SIKA UNDERWATER CONCRETE SYSTEM ENSURES FUTURE OF LISTED SCOTTISH PIER CPR109 Final Anstruther Pier Caption: The completed pier in Anstruther Harbour Picture Ref: KD610-20 Anstruther Harbour Continued…….
  4. 4. Sika Limited, Watchmead, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1BQ Tel: 01707 394444 / Fax: 01707 329129 www.sika.co.uk PressRelease SIKA UNDERWATER CONCRETE SYSTEM ENSURES FUTURE OF LISTED SCOTTISH PIER CPR109 Final Anstruther Pier Caption: Anstruther Pier after completion of works Picture Ref: KD610-02 Anstruther Pier Continued………
  5. 5. Sika Limited, Watchmead, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1BQ Tel: 01707 394444 / Fax: 01707 329129 www.sika.co.uk PressRelease SIKA UNDERWATER CONCRETE SYSTEM ENSURES FUTURE OF LISTED SCOTTISH PIER CPR109 Final Anstruther Pier Caption: Sika Underwater Concrete being placed at Anstruther Pier Picture Ref: DSC00387 Concrete Delivery to the Pier End

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