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ACES News

31 Jul 2018
Mecca Municipality has recently adopted Superpave specifications for the maintenance and construction works for Mecca Roads. To explain to Mecca Municipality engineers, contractors and consultants the advantages of Superpave mix design and binder performance specifications and present ACES capabilities in performing Superpave testing and mix designs, ACES Jeddah, with the help of Large Size Projects Administration at Mecca Municipality, organized a presentation at Mecca Municipality entitled “Implementation of Superpave Binder and Mix Design Specifications for Mecca Roads”. The presentation was made by the Manager of the Regional Center for Pavement Studies and Evaluation, DR. Ibrahim Asi, and was attended by quite a number of municipality engineers and road construction contractors and consultants.
18 Jul 2018
ACES Abu Dhabi offers its clients a diversified menu of sampling, monitoring and testing capabilities to meet their most demanding requirements in the fields of environmental sampling and monitoring, as well as, in testing of food and other consumer and industrial products.
28 Jun 2018
ACES Senior Employees Third Conference (ACES 2.0 – The Next Horizon) was held at the InterContinental Aqaba Resort and Wadi Rum from 10-12 May 2018. The conference participants included department, technical and operation managers from all ACES branches as well as the Corporate Headquarters (CH) officers, deputy CEOs, and Directors. The conference provided an invaluable opportunity for meeting, exchanging information, enhancing collaboration between branches, group bonding, entrenching ACES culture, and discussing technical, administrative, operational issues.
7 Jun 2018
ACES Jordan has been recently awarded the site investigation for Aqaba Coastal Railway corridor which is part of Phase I of the main Jordan National Railway project that will connect the main industrial cities and logistical centers throughout Jordan, while also linking the Kingdom with neighboring countries and linking GCC with Europe (part of the Red Sea-Black Sea “Landbridge” transport corridor). The awarded/under investigation corridor is about 28km starting from Wadi Al Youtom and is parallel to the coastal road ending at the new Southern port. The scope of work consists of drilling a total of 117 boreholes to depths ranging from 20m to 40m below the existing ground surface, excavating 25 test pits up to 5m depth, installing piezometers and conducting extensive in-situ and laboratory testing. The consultant is Dar Al-Handasah.
15 May 2018
ACES Jeddah and ACES Khobar successfully completed the marine (offshore) geotechnical investigation for the Reverse Osmosis Plant in Shoaiba, Saudi Arabia. The Shoaiba power and desalination plant is an oil-fired Combined Cycle Gas Turbines (CCGT) power and desalination complex on the coast of the Red Sea, about 120 kilometers South of Jeddah. It is considered one of the world's largest fossil fuel power plants, and the world's third largest integrated water and power plant. ACES scope of work included drilling six boreholes to a depth of 10m below seabed, conducting extensive laboratory testing including sieve analysis, classification, Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) and direct shear, as well as detailed environmental testing of the soil and water samples. The project utilized the marine jack up pontoons and rotary drill rigs available in the ACES Saudi Arabia fleet. The main contractor was Fisia Abeima LLC. and the owner was Saline water Compression Corporation SWCC (SWCC).