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Tidal Estuary CP Cable Installation

Our team were asked to travel to the coast to assist National Gas Board technicians with the installation of CP Cables in a tidal estuary.


Another case study example to show the types of work W Turnbull Excavator Hire Ltd can carry out was completed back in January 2018, again for a National Gas Company.

Our team were asked to travel to the coast to assist National Gas Board technicians with the installation of CP Cables in a tidal estuary.

Our team were requested to travel to site, provide and prepare a suitable welfare area and prepare plant and equipment ready to begin the works as soon as it was low tide. An operation such as this took many hours of planning before it could take place, as weather and tide times had to be monitored closely to decide a suitable day to complete the works. We also had to ensure our team were equipped with suitable and relevant PPE – such as life jackets and flotation rings amongst many more items, to assist them in the case of an emergency while working in a coastal area.

On the morning the works were initially organised to be completed, an unexpected level of rain had fallen the previous evening, and although our team, alongside Gas Board Technicians were on site with all plant and equipment prepared to commence the works, the job had to be postponed due to health and safety reasons, as water levels proved too high to safely complete the works.

Therefore, further planning took place and within a very short time, a second date was decided and organised for the CP Cables to be installed. Our team were on site first thing in order to set up the welfare area for all personnel on site and prepare plant and equipment to be able to commence the works as soon as it was low tide. Once the Gas Board Technicians and Health and Safety Offices had arrived and all life jackets and floatation rings had been provided to personnel and installed, it was a matter of waiting until the water levels had dropped in order to begin the works.

As soon as it was low tide, our team set to work digging out and preparing secure trenches to enable Gas Board Technicians to install the new CP Cables. Once the cables were installed and secured, and all Gas Board Technicians safely out of the area, our team then had to effectively and efficiently backfill the trenches and reinstate the area to a high standard to ensure the tidal waters will not affect the area and wash vital material away, eventually exposing the cables.

All works completed on this site were done so to the satisfaction of the Gas Board Company and their Health and Safety Officers.