The Toureen Group operates as a specialist piling contractor with a wide range of piling techniques.
Toureen has an in-house design team with over 20 years’ experience in piling. Toureen can offer pile designs which comply with the most up to date industry standards and guidance. The design team strives to value engineer its piling projects to provide time, cost and environmental benefits. Its design capability also enables on-site piling issues to be solved without delaying the project.
The Toureen Group has expertise in restricted access piling; and its piling rig fleet enables installation of up to 600mm diameter piles down to a 25m depth in just 3m headroom, depending on ground conditions.
The Group's capabilities include the construction of:
- secant piled walls,
- contiguous piled walls,
- king post piles,
- bearing piles,
- tension piles.
Piles are constructed using the following techniques:
- CFA (continuous flight auger),
- SFA (sectional flight auger),
- rotary bored piling.
Toureen also has the capability to carry out larger piling contracts. All piling operatives hold CSCS and CPCS qualifications for their relevant trade and all supervisors are minimum SSSTS/SMSTS qualified.
With over 20 years' on-site experience in the sheet pile industry, Toureen has the capability to carry out many sheet piling operations including the following:
Silent and vibrationless piling
For projects where noise and vibration is an issue, sheet piles are installed using Kowan Stillworker WP150 pile press. This method “presses” the sheet pile into the ground using previously installed sheets as a reaction. Where ground conditions do not allow pressing alone, the Group has the capability to pre-auger the stiff strata and use water jetting if necessary.
Fixed mast leader rig with vibrating hammer and drop hammer:
Where ground conditions and site logistics permit sheet piles can be installed using a fixed mast rig with vibrating hammer, drop hammer or pile press.
Movax side grip:
Sheets can also be installed using excavator mounted movax. All sheet piling operatives hold CSCS and CPCS qualifications for their relevant trade, and all supervisors are minimum SSSTS/SMSTS qualified.