A160 Port of Immingham ICE Award Winner

The A160 Port of Immingham Improvement Scheme won the Centenary Award for projects £5 million and over at the ICE Yorkshire and Humber Civil Engineering Awards on 3 March 2017.

The annual ICE awards recognise the region’s most outstanding civil engineering projects, taking into account excellence or innovations in sustainability, health, safety and welfare, quality of design, engineering difficulty and the effect on the local community.

AwardThe £88 million scheme to improve the A160 between the junction and the A180 at Brocklesby interchange was deemed ‘nationally significant’, aiming to provide better access to the port and the surrounding area and stimulating growth and economic benefits in the area.

Works were led by Costain for Highways England, with design by Jacobs. Freyssinet was engaged as specialist subcontractor, utilising its Autofoncage® method to slide a reinforced concrete bridge box, measuring 39x18x11m high and weighing approximately 3750 tonnes, beneath the Immingham to Ulceby railway line. In the months leading up to the slide, the concrete box was constructed next to the rail line, then ‘floated’ on a bed of bentonite and pulled into place by horizontal cables and 1000 tonne jacks on Christmas Day 2015.

The scheme began in 2015 and is due for completion in spring 2017.

After receiving the Centenary Award, Craig Snow, Costain’s Project Manager said, “This is a fantastic achievement and one that we as a team should be very proud. Well done and thank you to everyone that have worked their socks off to make this project a success.”

Read the A160 Port of Immingham case study here.