Quays commonly consist of a fixed platform, either closed off by quay wall or as open deck on piles. Commercial ports may have interim storage areas since the typical objective of a quay is to unload and reload vessels as quickly as possible. As the world’s economy becomes more integrated, the need for larger container vessels and ever-increasing port capacity becomes more and more evident.
The huge Post-Panamax container vessels require deeper draft and more berth space than their smaller predecessors. Large capacity sheet piles are the tools needed to construct the modern facilities necessary to attract these ships that are so vital to the economic health of the port.
The HZM and tubular combined wall systems offer hundreds of combinations in a wide variety of steel grades for the designer to choose from. In addition to the large combined wall systems, the range of sheet piles offers the widest range of strength and the best strength-to-weight ratio of any sheet piles in the world.