In September 2017, Concrete Canvas® GCCM (CC) was used to line an overspill channel on the site of the former Parc Slip opencast mine in Margam, near Port Talbot in Wales.
The installation was part of the Margam Restoration works on the site, and was required to control water levels in the void and to prevent flooding of the nearby communities in Kenfig Hill and Cornelly.
Alternatives considered for the project include concrete slabs, placed stonework and precast concrete channel sections. The advantages of CC over these solutions include reduced labour, reduced preparation work both off and on-site, reduced time on site and installation times, a significant reduction in material usage, which not only reduces costs, but also logistical requirements and is more beneficial to the environment as a result of lower CO2 emissions.
The works were carried out by PT Civils for Celtic Energy, with consultation from Bridgend County Borough Council.
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