RECONSTRUCTION OF GREEN PARK WEIR
Construction of a 200m inland Surf Lake using ground-breaking Wavegarden cove technology – the first of its kind in the UK. This exciting facility will generate up to 1,000 quality waves per hours, ranging from 50cm (1.7ft) to almost 2m (6.5ft) in height.
The new build also includes an education centre for schools and colleges, a café and bar, a surf shop. There’s also external works for landscaped gardens and car parks
client - associated british ports
value - £2m
duration - 40 weeks
flow management river afon & port talbot dock
installation of cofferdam to work in a tidal river
Engineer - JBA Consulting
Surveyor - ABP
Located on the River Afan the Weir acts to manage water levels in the Port Talbot Dock and water abstraction operations for Tata’s steelworks.
Works included; new reinforced concrete structures, repair to existing stone culvert, culvert relining, new penstock and dock feeder channel, fiber concrete stilling basin and rock armour protection.
Form of Contract - ICC