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ACES News

18 May 2017
ACES Muscat has recently been awarded the geotechnical investigation for the Port of Salalah GCT Redevelopment project in Salalah, Oman. The proposed port development comprises various elements of onshore and marine works, including expanding the port facilities by the construction of additional berths and the upgrade/redevelopment of existing berths. ACES Muscat scope of work in the project includes drilling of (28) offshore boreholes to depths ranging from (5-44) meters below seabed level, where the maximum water depth is about (15.0) meters, drilling of (47) onshore boreholes to depths ranging from (7.5-70) meters, geophysical testing using P-S log and seismic refraction line, in addition to extensive laboratory testing on collected samples and preparing an interpretative geotechnical report. The owner of the project is the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the clients are Rambolls and Simon Engineering and Partners.
24 Apr 2017
ACES Amman has recently been awarded the geotechnical investigation for the prestigious Ritz Carlton Hotel which is located on the 5th Circle in Amman, Jordan. The project will cover an area of 12 dunums, and will consist of two 24 story high tower for a hotel and residences. ACES scope of work in the project includes drilling of 37 boreholes to depths ranging from 30-55 meters, field testing including 20 pressuremeter tests and 5 packer permeability tests, geophysical testing using multi-channel analysis of surface waves (MASW), extensive laboratory testing on collected samples and preparing an interpretative geotechnical report. The owner is Al-Eqbal Real Estate Development and the consultant is Dar Al-Handasah.
2 Apr 2017
ACES Abu Dhabi has recently completed the topographical survey works for Bab Integrated Facilities Project (BIFP) owned by Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd. The project includes the construction of oil, gas & water pipelines to different processing plants and new well locations to increase production capacity. The ACES scope of work consisted of detailed topographic and underground detection survey for 117km of oil transfer pipelines, 65 km of water injection pipelines, 79 km of gas pipelines, and the plant and well pad areas (20,215,100 sqm). Additionally, the work also included excavation of 52 trial pits and installation of 118 benchmark points.
7 Mar 2017
ACES-Amman has recently completed the site investigation for Al-Attarat Oil Shale Power Plant Project, which will be the first and the largest oil shale fired power plant in Jordan for Attarat Power Company (APCO). The project will involve the construction of two energy production units, each with a capacity of 235MW for electrical power and oil production by exploiting the oil shale raw materials in attarat area, central Jordan. The geotechnical investigation includes drilling of one hundred eighty three (183) boreholes, twenty two (22) test pits, field testing (SPT, permeability, field density, field CBR, soil electrical and thermal resistivity tests in addition to geophysical down-hole seismic test), performing an intensive laboratory testing, and preparing interpretative geotechnical report.
14 Feb 2017
ACES Muscat has recently completed the site investigation for Mandarin Oriental 5 Stars Hotel to be constructed in Shatti Al-Qurum, Muscat. The proposed project includes the construction of a luxury five stars hotel and branded apartments. The scope of the investigation consisted of drilling 23 boreholes with total drilled meters of 700m, conducting extensive in-situ testing including installation of Piezometer, standard penetration test, falling head permeability test, electrical resistivity test and cone penetration test. In addition to routine laboratory testing. The owner is Eagle Hills and the client is SSH Oman.