Steel sheet piles
Steel sheet piles offer a timely and cost-effective solution for many of the problems modern ports are currently facing. A sheet pile wall placed in front of an existing quay wall allows the harbour bed to be dredged to depths required by modern vessels.
Sheet piles have also proven their efficiency when it comes to the construction of new ports. The straightforward installation and reduced workforce requirement allows the new port to be operational in a short period of time.
Through constant innovation, today’s U and Z shaped piles form some of the most advanced solutions for constructing and deepening harbour walls.
To offer the best products on the market which meet the requirements of the dynamic shipping industry, ArcelorMittal’s research team is continuously developing and redefining their sheet pile range. The latest development includes the addition of the GU 11 N range to the U section family in 2017.
With their new EcoSheetPile™ & EcoSheetPile™ Plus brands, ArcelorMittal Sheet Piling provides steel sheet piles with a significantly reduced carbon footprint produced via the EAF-route using 100% recycled, recyclable, and reusable steel, and - in the case of EcoSheetPile™ Plus - 100% renewable energy. The EcoSheetPile™ Plus range is part of ArcelorMittal's 'XCarb® Recycled and renewably produced' brand.
With more than 100 years of experience in the development and production of steel sheet piles, ArcelorMittal offers the most extensive product range and the highest level of expertise in the field of foundation solutions and harbour structures.
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Reducing the environmental impact of the Seine-Nord Europe Canal with EcoSheetPile™ Plus1 August 2023
The Seine-North Europe Canal is a central link in the Seine-Escaut waterway system. It will enable wide-gauge barges to travel between France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, reaching an annual transport volume of 15 million tonnes of goods. The Société du Canal Seine-Nord-Europe asserts that its ambition is to make this canal a flagship project for environmentally sustainable transport and the energy transition, which is also in tune with local issues. By replacing a million lorry journeys a year, it will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Two public transhipment platforms are currently under construction at Pimprez and Ribécourt-Dreslincourt. Eventually, they will be linked to the local road network and then to the rail network.Project news
Durability software for sheet piles: revised version 4.1 now available25 July 2023
Durability version 4.1 was released in January 2023, but due to recent major changes in one of the program modules, a revised version of 4.1 was launched in July 2023. Durability is a free software that simplifies the choice of a steel sheet pile section, taking into account the durability of steel in different environments as well as the service life of the structure.It is a simple and powerful tool for designs according to Eurocode 3 – Part 5 (EN 1993-5) or based on the Allowable Stress Design (ASD) method. The user only needs to input bending moments, shear forces, deflections, etc. that an engineer has calculated with geotechnical software.Website news
As global traffic increases steadily, the size of container vessels grows accordingly. This expansion has placed a considerable strain on the infrastructure of the ports they visit and many of the world’s harbours are investing to keep up with the speed of the growth.
ArcelorMittal’s sheet pile range covers:
- Z sections
- U sections
- HZ® / AZ® combined wall system
- AS straight web sheet piles
- Box piles
- Jagged walls
- Combined walls
- Steel tubes for foundations
- Driving caps
- HP piles
- Wide range of steel grades
- Water tightness solutions (incl. AKILA® sealing system)
ArcelorMittal Sheet Piling is able to supply a complete solution package including accessories (such as anchoring material, walers, fabricated piles, driving caps, etc.), full technical support from conceptual design to the final installation process, and additional features (such as special piles, coating, sealant material in the interlocks, etc.).
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