Nantgaredig Intake Works
Complex waterworks job highlights D-Drill’s scanning and cutting expertise
Engineers at a South Wales diamond drilling and concrete sawing firm have completed a major project at a key water management site in Carmarthenshire – from scanning to cutting.
Skilled operatives from the Bridgend office of D-Drill removed three large concrete plinths from the Nantgaredig Intake Works to allow for three brand new water pumps to be installed.
The firm used specialist 3D scanning equipment to scope out the job before undertaking the removal of the concrete. Special harness equipment had to worn during the scanning process due to the limited access.
D-Drill, working with main contractor IPP Contracting, Welsh Water and Celtic Process Control, then removed each of the 4.6m x 2.2m x 500mm plinths over the course of four days.
Due to the size of the plinths and the tight working conditions, the plinths were cut into smaller 1.1m x 400mm x 430mm blocks to allow for the removal.