Hot-rolled sheet pile sections
Hot-rolled steel sheet piles are mainly used for construction engineering projects, because of the high rigidity, very good driving characteristics including a high section modulus. Hot-rolled piling sections are rolled at a temperature of more than 1,200° Celsius. Consequently the steel has a high plasticity and enables multiple profile shapes.
Applications in construction
- Marine engineering
- Structures for waterways and watercourses
- Embankment protection
- Transport infrastructure construction
- Trench shoring
Z-sections (on demand)
The continuous web in the sheet piling and the external interlocks are the key features of Z-sections. Both factors have a positive effect on the section modulus in the sheet pile – at relatively low weight. That results in high cost efficiency.
As a high-quality steel product steel sheet piling can handle a wide range of functions and applications. Among other things, it is used in hydraulic engineering, traffic route and port construction, or for retaining walls and noise barriers.
In addition to steel sheet piling, the portfolio of thyssenkrupp Infrastructure also encompasses machinery for the installation of sheet piling as well as services such as processing, cutting, etc., plus a full range of anchor technology.
Steel sheet piles
Steel sheet piles and straight web sections
Steel piles are used in foundation works, water engineering and bridge building. As independent structural members they are often used in foundations, both as vertical or slightly inclined compression and tension piles and as pile support structures or as diagonally driven anchor piles.
Straight web sheet piles are designed for the construction of cellular coffer dams, which can be used when considerable depths of water, or subsequently placed fill are to be retained.
Walers made from wide flange beams are used in various shoring methods. They include vertical shoring, which consists of trench sheeting sections / lightweight sections, struts, walers and waler attachments. The waling in these cases consists of the wide flange beam HEB 140-300 depending on strut spacing and structural requirements.
In another method using timber sheet piles and pile locks, the so-called beam-pile wall, both wide flange beams and U-channels are used in a size range from 200-300.
Heavy duty wall sections
Combined sheet piles
Combined sheet pile walls consist of bearing piles and intermediate piles, are used worldwide in heavy coastal engineering projects. Applications in ports include quay walls, moles, dock structures and Ro-Ro facilities. Combined walls are also used in locks, weirs, inland ports, landfills and bridge abutments.