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.
Related news and technical articles
Revised version of the Piling Handbook available24 May 2022
The Piling Handbook (PHB) has been a reference in the steel piling industry for decades. Its main objective is to support design engineers and piling contractors to design safe and cost-effective steel sheet pile structures. Additionally, it contains many practical tips for installation.Product news
Life Cycle Assessment of a quay wall: building sustainable ports
Conscious of the importance of reducing the carbon footprint in civil engineering by supplying durable products with reduced environmental impacts, ArcelorMittal is looking into the eco-design of its product range of steel sheet piles. In 2019, ArcelorMittal assigned a Belgian engineering firm with the task of designing and comparing technical and financial aspects of three different alternatives to build a 200-metre-long quay wall for a new cruise ship terminal in a Belgian port. The new brochure, Sustainable Ports – Life Cycle Assessment, focusses on the environmental impact of the two most cost-effective solutions resulting from this study and on their Global Warming Potential (GWP).Article
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.).