King Sheet Piling (KSP) was first used in 2009 on this prestigious, high-profile and fast-track project to widen 63 km of motorway in the northern sector of the M25 London Orbital Motorway. Introduced without prior trial, it proved a resounding success, with over 25km of KSP wall forming part of Europe’s largest land-based use of sheet piling. Steel saving of 35% to 40% was typical. The KSP installation speed was key to the project opening 3 months early and helped deliver KSP savings of over £10M, shared equally with the Highways Agency.
Incorporation of KSP in 2009/2010 in the re-design of a pumping station saved £800k and avoided a projected 3 month programme over-run, resulting in savings of £2.7m for Client, The Highways Agency.
KSP’s versatility was proven in 2011/2012 by use in weak rock where sheet piles would normally be rejected. It saved valuable vegetation screening, enhanced safety and was built in 1/3 the time of a gabion alternative.
KSP was used to great success in stabilising a railway embankment for Network Rail, saving 41% of steel and more than halving noise for nearby residents.
12 April 2019: The Indian IPO issued Patent 311168 covering the intellectual property rights behind KSP.
19 December 2018: The European Patent Office today issued Patent No 2326773 covering the intellectual property behind King Sheet Piling (KSP). The patent is effective in Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK.
18 April 2018: February saw the start of KSP installation on the A14 Ellington to Fen Ditton highway project. Planned other UK Smart Motorway work this year using KSP walls includes the M1 Jnct 23A-25, M6 Jnct 2-4, M4, Jnct 3-12, M1, J13-16 and M23 Jnct 8-10. Last summer saw completion of KSP walls on M1 Jnct 19-16, M25 Jnct 30 Improvement and M5 Jnct 4A-6.
31st January 2018: The Canadian IPO granted patent 2 732 905 covering the intellectual property rights behind KSP.