Actavo provided scaffolding for the construction of Keadby 2 Power Station in North Lincolnshire for SSE by Siemens. The combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power station is expected to become the cleanest and most efficient gas-fired power station in Europe, with the capacity to power around 840,000 homes.
Scope of works
Day-to-day planning, including Workfront summary planning and delivery of daily works. Liaising with 12 contract partners to provide access to the site. Design works, including Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG), design and internal design.
Supply, design, construction and management of 60,000m3 of scaffolding.
Health & Safety
Continuing to deliver under Covid-19 restrictions. Rewriting the Business Continuity Plan to allow for staff absences that might arise due to the pandemic. Increased health and safety measures on site, including implementing the wearing of face coverings from carpark to site. Providing a Covid Marshal to enforce safety measures. Creating a league table examining the causes of potential Covid-19 cases on site.
Solutions to challenges
Changing the Business Continuity Plan to adapt to an unprecedented and continually developing health crisis. Updating health and safety procedures to ensure maximum safety of personnel while ensuring continuation of works.
Benefits to client
Flexibility and availability
Being there to deal with requests made by the client and support the project – such as working 3 shift patterns; mornings, afternoons, and night.
Environmental and economic impact
Helping deliver a project that will make a lasting contribution to society: The power station will achieve 63% efficiency, enabling the UK to move away from older, more carbon-intensive generation and contribute over £1bn to the UK economy over its lifetime.
“Actavo takes a proactive approach towards the labour force, minimising any issues on site. Monitoring works and communication to the labour force is positive from Actavo supervisors. Actavo has a great understanding of scaffolding, such as the NASC regulations and any recent updates, which helped make the project run smoothly. There is great pride within the company in health and safety, which shows on site. Actavo’s Covid-19 compliance was outstanding, including employing a Covid-19 marshal (at its own expense) and checking temperatures of the labour force daily.”
Adam Gillie,Scaffold Package Manager