Rotary Bored Piling Specialists

Battersea Power Station

Ultimate Client
Main Contractor
Bauer Technologies
Type of Piling
1050mm & 750mm
Project Difficulties and Restrictions

Piles of 1050mm diameter were required to be constructed to 38m in 10.2m of headroom.


The large scale of the project required several other piling contractors and trades all working inside and outside the turbine halls, making deliveries of materias and concrete operationally challenging.

The Martello Solution

The MP5000 piling rig was stripped down from 23-tonnes to 16-tonnes and lifted down into the "cooling pool" along with an 8-tonne mobile crane to assist in piling works. The rig was then re-assembled allowing the piles to be constructed from the low-level "cooling pool" previously used to tank cooling water for the turbine within the power station.


Martello were able to construct the piles in 10.2m of headroom using the MP5000 series piling rig.

Specific Project Features

The scheme required the construction of 54, 1050/750mm diameter bearing piles to 27.5m.

Future Potential

The compact nature of the MP5000 series piling rig allows large diameter piling to be undertaken in and around existing structures which are being re-developed for a different use.

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