Cavern Storage Design (Cheshire UK)
Client: Storage facility
Location: North West, UK
Duration: 24 months
Contract Type: Design & site support
Design & installation of 4 new boreholes and associated infrastructure to expand an existing brine production field to increase production and ensure continuity of supply.
Design of underground pipe networks, valve chambers, wellhead top equipment & piping to connect 4 new boreholes to an existing brine production field. Infrastructure including roads, RC chambers/thrust blocks, drainage, electrical & control systems plus utility services etc. Re-instatement of the agricultural land and natural flora & fauna on completion of the construction works.
- Wellheads: 4no., top works, piping, civil foundations, containment & drainage.
- Chambers : 4no. RC chambers, typically 12 wide X 16m long x 2.5 deep, c/w internal pipework / valves and access platform structures.
- Interconnecting underground pipework ranging from 2” to 20” totalling 6000 linear metres.
- Roads : 700m of new road surface plus associated drainage, road & ditch crossings utilising culverts and/or pipe sleeves as appropriate.
Engenda EPC was appointed as Engineering and Design Contractor, providing front end and detailed engineering design, including topographical surveys, civil, structural & piping design. This included surge studies and pipe stress analysis plus subsequent design of surge anchor blocks, chamber design. Roads and route studies / HGV movement assessments plus constructability/operability studies.