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18 Jan 2017
ACES Muscat has recently completed the site investigation for NGL and gas pipelines to be constructed along a route from Fahud to Sohar. The proposed project includes the construction of 14’’ NGL underground pipeline and 32’’ Treated Dry Hydrocarbon Gas underground pipeline with approximate length of 300 Km starting from Fahud (launcher area) to Sohar (Receiver area). In addition to total 21 numbers of Block Valve Stations (BVS) along the proposed two pipelines. Both pipelines will be installed parallel to the existing 32” gas pipeline in the same ROW in separate trenches. The scope of the investigation consisted of drilling 279 boreholes to 10.0 m depth below the ground surface, excavating 280 test pits up to 2.0m depth, conducting extensive in-situ testing including standard penetration test, Field density tests. The clients are Oman Gas Company (OGC), Orpic and Liwa Plastics industries complex. The contractor is Punj Lloyd Ltd.
4 Jan 2017
ACES Dubai was recently awarded the geotechnical investigation Package 6 for Al Maktoum International Airport, in Dubai, UAE. The investigation scope was awarded by the consultant Dar Al Handasa and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017. The current soil investigation works are carried out for the expansion of the existing airport facilities in view of the forthcoming EXPO2020. The development comprises construction of an additional terminal building, concourses and runways, and other ancillary structures. The scope of work includes drilling of 600 boreholes to depths ranging from 15 to 50 meters, with a total linear meter of more than 12,000. In addition, the scope includes excavation of 28 trial pits, and performing field work such as falling head permeability, packer permeability tests and installation of piezometers. The field works were commenced on December 2016 utilizing more than ten of ACES rotary drilling rigs.
4 Dec 2016
ACES Doha was recently awarded the geotechnical investigation for the Commercial Boulevard District in Lusail city, Qatar. The Commercial Boulevard District comprises of shopping malls, residential units, leisure areas and financial centers with a total area of 56 hectares. The extensive scope of work, which was awarded to ACES Doha by DP Engineers, includes drilling of 155 on land boreholes with depths up to 45 meters and excavation of trial pits. Additionally, the investigation included substantial field testing and monitoring including the installation of piezometers, packer permeability testing, falling head permeability testing, pressuremeter testing, as well as down-hole , surficial electrical resistivity geophysical tests and geophysical investigation to scan the plan site for cavities to a depth of 30m.
30 Oct 2016
ACES Jordan has recently completed the site investigation for Al Fujeij Wind Farm to be constructed South of Jordan in Al Fujeij between Shoubaq and Qadisiyah areas about 42km Northwest Ma’an district. The project is one of many major utility-scale renewable energy projects in the kingdom that ACES Jordan has been awarded their geotechnical investigation work. The development involves the construction of 89.11MW “Wind Farm” consisting of twenty seven (27) Wind Turbines (V126 3.3MW) with an approximate height of about 110m, in addition to several small substations, service structures and met masts that are also planned to be constructed at the project site along with access roads and hardstands. ACES Jordan scope of the investigation consisted of drilling sixty one (61) boreholes to depths ranging from 25m to 35m below the existing ground surface, obtaining continuous core sampling with 100% core recovery, excavating 24 test pits up to 4m depth, conducting extensive in-situ testing including standard penetration test, pressuremeter test, and soil electrical resistivity tests, performing geophysical seismic surveys including downhole seismic testing, seismic refraction and electrical resistivity tomography, in addition to performing extensive laboratory testing. The client is Vestas Wind System A/S and the contractor is Prenecon Green Energy Ltd.
12 Oct 2016
The Dubai branch of the Arab Center for Engineering Studies (ACES) has been awarded the geotechnical investigation for the Hassyan Energy Clean Coal Power Plant in Dubai, UAE. The Hassyan clean coal power plant will be the first coal-based plant in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and is designed to optimize efficiency, output, and adherence to global environmental best practice. It marks a key step in the UAE’s long-term energy strategy of reducing dependence on natural gas and diversifying its fuel mix in line with the objectives set out in the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030. The extensive scope of work, which was awarded to ACES by Consolidated Contractors Ccompany (CCC) and Nepti, includes drilling of 135 offshore boreholes with depths up to 20 meters below seabed, drilling of 425 on land boreholes with depths up to 35 meters and excavation of trial pits. Additionally, the investigation included substantial field testing and monitoring including the installation of piezometers, packer permeability testing, falling head permeability testing, pressuremeter testing, as well as down-hole and surficial electrical resistivity geophysical tests. The tight project schedule, which had an overall duration of 85 days, was completed in Mid-September and required ACES to mobilize a total of 17 rigs and five off-shore pontoons. The required resources were provided entirely by ACES UAE, through a joint effort between the Dubai and Abu Dhabi branches. The strong offshore capabilities and ACES track record played a major role in project award, as ACES has completed offshore and onshore geotechnical investigation for some of Dubai’s most recognizable landmarks including Dubai Blue Water, Burj Khalifa, the Palm Jumeirah and several lines of Dubai Metro.