ACES News

ACES News

1 Aug 2015
ACES is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Al Al Medina - KSA. The new presence aims to cater to the high demand for ACES specialized engineering services in KSA’s Western Region. The Medina office is the seventh location in the Kingdom and is part of the greater ACES network present in Riyadh, Jeddah, Khobar, Najran, Buraydah, and Jazan.
5 Jul 2015
As part of the enhancement of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) offerings at ACES, two training and certification courses were conducted on Ultrasonic Testing (UT) & Magnetic Particles Testing (MT) by Eng. Anas Nairoukh at ACES Jeddah. Eng Anas is a Certified ASNT Level III UT and MT tester and is the in-house expert on NDT. The certification course was attended by engineers and technicians from Jeddah, Riyadh and Khobar offices. At the conclusion of the course, Level II and Level I UT and MT certificates were awarded to several participants. ACES Group plans to conduct additional NDT training courses covering a wider array of NDT methods and expand testing facilities and equipment to continue to broaden our service offering.
21 Jun 2015
ACES Jeddah is currently carrying quality control and material testing for the largest water reservoirs in the world (Certified by Guinness World Record) with total capacity 2,062,500 cubic meters located in Briman , Jeddah-KSA. The client is Al Muhaidib Contracting Co & VINCI Construction UK Ltd and the consultant is CDM Office. ACES Jeddah started this project in August, 2013 and the duration of the project is approximately three years. The scope of work includes laboratory testing for the construction materials by using ACES Jeddah facilities in the site laboratory as well as the central lab. The project is being handled in a very professional way by ACES Jeddah staff, and with high quality following international standards (ASTM, BS, AASHTO,….etc). ACES Jeddah successfully completed the geotechnical investigation for this project also.
6 Jun 2015
ACES Doha Completes the Geotechnical Investigation for the Jetty Dining at Katara ACES Abu Doha recently completed the geotechnical investigation for a marine restaurant (the Jetty Dining) at the cultural village of Katara, located on the eastern coast between the West Bay and the Pearl. The development spreads over an area of 5,000m2 and consists of 8 chalets, a restaurant and a kitchen sitting at the end of the wooden walkway to approach the chalets and restaurants. The scope of work consists of drilling 11 offshore boreholes down to a depth of 15m below seabed level and 3 boreholes to a depth of 15m on the existing jetty. The offshore boreholes were drilled using “jacked-up” pontoon. Extensive field and laboratory tests were also carried out as part of the geotechnical investigation. The project owner is Katara Projects.
5 May 2015
ACES Senior Employees Second Conference was held at the Movenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba from 16-18 April, 2015. The conference participants included department, technical and operation managers from all ACES branches as well as the Corporate Headquarters (CH) officers, deputy CEOs, and company Directors. The conference provided invaluable opportunity for meeting, exchanging information, enhancing collaboration between branches, group bonding, entrenching ACES culture, and discussing technical, administrative and operational issues. Insightful presentations were provided by ACES Directors, Dr. Omar Abdulhadi & Izz Eddin Katkhuda, and the Deputy CEO, Dr. Naeem Abdulhadi. The conference also included technical presentations which ran in two concurrent sessions, one for the geotechnical topics while the second for the material testing, quality control and special studies topics. In addition, a management and leadership session was conducted by an external management & strategy consultant, Mr. Khaled AlKurdi. The social activities included an enjoyable boat trip in the Red Sea as well as a wonderful trip to the rose-red city of Petra in the third day of the conference. Trophies were provided to all participants by ACES Directors at the end of the conference.