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    Cummins Power Generation


    Long Eaton, Derbyshire




    • The construction of all civil works required for the installation of 10, 2MW Gensets
    • Working on small disused gas site, adjacent to two railways
    • Concrete pours of over 400m3

    This scheme was situated adjacent to two live railways, with the closest being situated approximately 30m away, which added significant complexities for the construction team.

    The first critical task was to construct a suitable platform for the installation of 79 steel driven 273mm diameter piles, 43 of which required boring prior to installation to break through an existing concrete slab approximately 2m below ground level.

    On completion of the pile installation, the main slab works could commence. This included excavating for thickenings and cropping each pile to the required design height.

    The main slab foundation included a straight forward steel reinforcement design, allowing for the pouring of the slab to commence ahead of schedule. The main slab, with the inclusion of the genset plinths resulted in 400m3 being poured.

    The completion of the main slab ahead of schedule allowed our customer to bring forward delivery of the genset by a number of weeks.

    Due to the proximity of the railway line, crane lifting, which is often used on such projects, was not possible. Consequently, a self-propelled modular transport system was utilized for the manoeuvring and placement of the gensets. Using such a system allowed for any potential third party delays related to the railways to be negated and ultimately aided in the project being delivered on time.

    Other smaller items of the job included:

    • Cable ducting routes
    • Biomat and associated aco-drain system installation
    • Attenuation tank installation
    • New drainage route throughout site
    • Perimeter security fence installation
    • Installation of dressing stone
    • Substation piling works
    • Kerb and asphalt works


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    Site staff were pleased to have had Knights Brown on the team, they were proactive from day one to the end towards potential issues and responsive to a changing site environment for works.

    - David Sheldon, Cummins

    Sites are always very well presented. First impressions count and if a site looks well organised and clean when you arrive then generally this is applied throughout the management of the projects. Indeed, all five projects I am Cummins PM for, have been managed to a high standard and equally the safety records and standards are very good.

    - Iain Brooks, Cummins