Ports, Airports & Harbours
With their large loadings and big impermeable expanses, airports, seaports and harbours pose very specialised water management and drainage challenges.
Our Ridgidrain and Ridgistorm-XL thermoplastic, structured walled, surface water drainage pipes, from 100-3000mm diameter, are increasingly preferred because they combine high quality and outstanding performance with lighter weight for ease of installation. They are robust, reliable and long lasting with a design life in excess of 60 and 100 years respectively.
Ridgistorm-XL is one of the most adaptable large diameter pipe systems in the UK. By analysing site conditions and installation parameters, the system can be engineered to exact stiffness classifications so that it meets the required loading specification for a project without being over or under specified.
The strength of our engineered thermoplastic systems makes them perfect for the areas of differential settlement that are so common in ports and harbours. With all products BBA or WRc approved, performance is assured.
When working on the vast scale of many port and harbour projects, it is important to know that thermoplastics typically weigh 94% less than their concrete equivalent, speeding up installation times, reducing energy use and therefore greenhouse gas emissions.
In fact 1km of 450mm thermoplastic drainage pipes from Polypipe can require only three deliveries, whereas concrete equivalents would need twelve.
Power, lighting and communications cables are crucial at ports and harbours, so cable protection solutions have to be effective and reliable. We have the largest range of cable protection systems including both single wall and twinwall solutions, which can be supplied as straight lengths or coils.
With Polypipe systems you are assured of the highest possible quality and expert support, with the added benefit of sourcing the site's entire water management and cable protection requirements from one convenient place.
Ridgistorm-XL is an engineered thermoplastic large diameter pipe system, in diameters 750-3000mm, for use in a wide variety of applications including surface water, foul water, combined sewers, large scale flood alleviation schemes, renewable energy and even displacement ventilation.View
Literature & Technical info
An increase in routes and passenger numbers meant that Manchester Airports Group Plc (MAG) required a new shuttle bus route and 9,000 extra car parking spaces at the...View Case Study >
Polypipe Water Management Solutions, the UK’s leading manufacturer of plastic sustainable drainage and water management solutions, selected Ridgistorm-XL specifically...View Case Study >