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ACES News

28 Dec 2017
ACES Jordan has completed the site investigation for two wind farm projects KOSPO and Shoubak, two major utility-scale renewable energy projects to be constructed South of Jordan within Al-Tafileh and Shoubak District. The developments involve the construction of 50MW “Wind Farm” plants that consist of twenty eight (28) V136-3.45MW wind turbines with an approximate height of about 112m each. Several small substations, service structures, and met masts are also planned to be constructed at the project site in addition to access roads and hardstands. ACES Jordan scope of the investigation in this project consisted of drilling a total of 68 boreholes to depths ranging from 15m to 35m below the existing ground surface, excavating 145 test pits up to 3m depth, conducting extensive in-situ testing including standard penetration test, pressuremeter test, and soil electrical resistivity test. in addition, geophysical survey was conducted including seismic refraction and down-hole seismic tests. The client is Vestas Wind System A/S and the contractor is Prenecon Green Energy Ltd.
17 Nov 2017
ACES Muscat has recently started the geotechnical investigation for Duqm Fishery Port (Marine and Road Related) in Duqm, Oman. The proposed port development comprises various elements of onshore and marine works, including the construction of new berths. ACES Muscat scope of work in the project includes drilling of 30 offshore boreholes to depths of 30 meters below seabed level, drilling of 26 onshore boreholes to depths ranging from 10-40 meters, in addition to extensive laboratory testing on collected samples and preparing an interpretative geotechnical report. The owner of the project is the Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries and the client is Galfar Engineering and Contracting SAOG.
6 Nov 2017
ACES Riyadh has recently completed the initial site investigation works for the housing infrastructure development for Sulail, Majmah and Al-Rass areas in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The client is the Ministry of Housing and the consultant is Zuhair & Fayez Partners. The project is part of the Saudi Government program to provide 500,000 housing units to middle class Saudi families and to meet the growing housing needs in various regions of the Kingdom. The scope of the investigation consisted of drilling 800 boreholes with total drilled meters of 8400m, in addition to conducting extensive in-situ testing and monitoring including installation of piezometers, standard penetration test, falling head permeability and trail pits. In addition, routine and advanced laboratory testing will be conducted.
15 Oct 2017
The detailed scope of work, which was awarded to ACES RCE by Dar Al Handasah, included several highly specialized destructive and non-destructive evaluation methods. The non-destructive scope included visual inspection and documentation of the present condition and existing types of distresses, pavement condition index (PCI) evaluation, international roughness index (IRI) evaluation and Boeing bump index (BBI) evaluation using the laser roughness profiler. Furthermore, the pavement deflection, modulus of elasticity, modulus of subgrade and load transfer efficiency were non-destructively evaluated using the super heavy falling weight deflectometer (SH-FWD).
1 Oct 2017
ACES Jeddah has been awarded recently the geotechnical investigation works for Baha and Assir Housing project with a total area of 30 million square meters in the Assir and Baha regions of Saudi Arabia. The client is the Ministry of Housing and the consultant is Khatib & Alami.