Case Studies

Some examples of recent Kijlstra projects. Please choose an an article below for more information.

Kijlstra adds huge tank to its armoury

July 31, 2013

With any construction project, time is money. The quicker you can get on site and the less time you spend there, the lower the cost. This was one of the main reasons why NMC Nomenca, the main contractor on Severn Trent Water’s £2.8 million sewage tertiary treatment works project at Crankley Point in Newark, Nottinghamshire, [...]

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Kijlstra helps Lake District sewer system man(hole) up

November 14, 2012

Kijlstra’s precast concrete manholes are helping to turn the tide of escaping effluent at a Lake District beauty spot. Three large (2000x2000mm) manholes and two smaller (1500x1500mm) ones are being installed on a 600m stretch of pipeline at the mouth of the River Kent. The £3million UID (Unsatisfactory Intermittent Discharge) project, to help the Environment [...]

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Kijlstra’s headwalls are coming up smelling of Roses

October 29, 2012

More than 100 of Kijlstra’s precast concrete headwalls are being used for a trio of reasons on a trunk road improvement in south west Wales Precast concrete headwalls by drainage specialists Kijlstra are being used on Welsh Government’s £56.7 million St Clears to Red Roses improvement in south west Wales for their eco-friendly, health and [...]

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Kijlstra’s precast CSOs lead the way

April 23, 2012

As ever, time is money in the civil engineering industry and anything which can deliver high quality results in double-quick time is worth investigating. Hence in the specialised business of storm drainage and flood attenuation – currently a rare growth area in the industry – engineers and contractors are catching on to the considerable advantages [...]

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By Wieger Faber, sales engineer, Kijlstra

April 23, 2012

With hosepipe bans returning to parts of the country this summer, it’s easy to forget the disastrous floods of recent years – unless, of course, you were personally affected. This year’s harsh winter and modest levels of spring and summer rainfall belie a growing trend of more extreme weather events hitting the UK and a [...]

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Kijlstra precast units speed Kingsnorth development

April 23, 2012

Precast concrete headwalls by specialist manufacturer Kijlstra have helped civil engineering contractor Volker Fitzpatrick minimise costs and reduce construction times on a business park development in Kent. The Kingsnorth Commercial Park, a 115 acre greenfield site on the Isle of Grain, is being developed by property firm Goodman to provide up to 2 million sq [...]

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A no-brainer for drains

April 23, 2012

Surface water drainage is not the most visible element of a new road scheme – after all, it’s almost entirely underground. But it is vitally important to any road and it’s one of the first priorities before work starts on the carriageway. At Costain’s £59 million Harbour Way contract (the final phase of Neath Port [...]

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Cost effective solutions from Kijlstra

April 23, 2012

Kijlstra, one of Europe’s biggest manufactures of off-site precast drainage products, is helping to provide significant cost reductions on a major water infrastructure project in the regency town of Royal Leamington Spa. Kijlstra is supplying CSO structures and river outfalls together with large valve chambers to framework sewerage contractor NMCNomenca, who are constructing a strategic [...]

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Kijlstra leaves the competition high and dry on flood alleviation scheme

April 23, 2012

For some people, the widespread floods of summer 2007 were a foretaste of the kind of natural disaster that results from man-made climate change. For many in the water industry, it was also a stark reminder of how urgently we need to upgrade our water infrastructure. One of those areas worst hit by the 2007 [...]

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Kijlstra precast tank helps housebuilder go with the flow

April 23, 2012

Pre-cast units from specialist manufacturer Kijlstra have helped to speed up the installation of a large concrete attenuation tank at a new housing development in Scotland. Groundworks contractor Mulholland Contracts installed the 31 m long, 8.65 m wide and 0.88 m deep underground tank in just four days, allowing other construction works to get started [...]

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