Mondelez International’s critical production facility, producing recognised brands such as Oreo, Ritz and Softmints, required extensive flood protection following a flooding event from the adjacent River Don.
To prevent reoccurrence, significant flood defence works were required, including both civil engineering solutions and installation of commercial level flood protection measures, undertaken in two phases.
To allow us to gain access to the river bank and control water flow, 230tonnes of debris was removed from the factory yard. Repairs to existing structures, coupled with installation of steel sheet piling and precast concrete sections saw an effective solution realised.
Topped with a gabion basket system, the river bank remained sympathetic to the natural environment alongside providing long-term benefits through installation of an erosion resistant retaining structure.
Considering critical infrastructure throughout the facility, our technical Engineer worked collaboratively with Mondelez Project Managers to assess requirements for each individual part of the production facility. Developing solutions based on flood modelling, technical knowledge and product awareness, we recommended steel flood gates to fully protect the on-site electricity substation and key production buildings. Flood barriers were installed across the main entrance gates providing effective flood mitigation.
Our directly employed personnel are multi-disciplined, and as such we resourced the entire scheme utilising in-house resources. Allocating 4 x 3-man gangs, with one Ganger and two Operatives per gang, all works were highly supervised ensuring ‘right first time, every time’ delivery.
With our ability to deliver both civil engineering and commercial flood protection installation, we provided a ‘one stop shop’ solution for Mondelez minimising disruption whilst ensuring cost-effective completion.