ACES News

ACES News

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).
25 Apr 2018
ACES is pleased to announce to its clients the introduction of the sophisticated Lambda Heat Flow Meter for measuring the thermal properties of construction materials, in compliance with ASTM C518, ISO 8301, JIS A1412, DIN EN 12664 and DIN EN 12667. Heat flow meters (HFM) are exact, fast and easy-to-use instruments for measuring the thermal conductivity (λ) of low conductivity materials. Thermal properties of materials such as thermal conductivity/resistance and U value can be determined using the heat flow meter. The equipment is suitable to carry out the test on a range of materials including but not limited to masonry blocks, sandwich panels made of masonry block and polystyrene, PU foam, and AAC blocks. Recently, the thermal conductivity/resistance measurements become an essential parameter for Green Buildings properties. Heat flow meter testing is available through our offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
15 Mar 2018
ACES Jordan has recently completed the site investigation for NEPCO Overhead Transmission Towers project in Jordan. The project includes the construction of about two hundred 400kV overhead transmission towers in Central and South Jordan. The scope of work included the drilling of 165 boreholes, performing of 165 soil electrical resistivity tests, conducting extensive laboratory testing on collected samples including index, soil classification, strength and chemical tests, as well as preparing an interpretative geotechnical report. The project owner is the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO) and the contractor is KEC International Limited.
27 Feb 2018
ACES participated in the 4th edition of the International Conference on Engineering Geophysics (ICEG) which took place in Al Ain, UAE in October 2017. The conference was organized by the Society of Exploration Geophysics (SEG), United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) and Al Ain City Municipality. The objectives of the conference are to concentrate on global innovation, creativity, advances and new approaches in near surface engineering geophysics and in related fields in different parts of the world. ACES participated with three scientific papers presented by Eng. Mahmoud Harb, Geophysical Regional Center of Excellence (RCE) Manager, Dr. Hamdan Hamdan, Head of Geophysical Technical Section at the RCE, and Eng. Domenic Ndeieh, Senior Marine Geophysicist. An Exhibition booth was also set to demonstrate ACES wide variety of geophysical services. In addition, Eng. Nadia Halawi, Assistant Branch Manager of ACES Abu Dhabi, participated in the conference panel themed Women in Geosciences: Journey from Student to Young Professional after a special invitation from conference committee to share her experiences of over three decades throughout the geoscience & geotechnical community.
29 Jan 2018
ACES Doha Environment Testing Team conducted recently a stack monitoring test in one of the waste treatment plants in Qatar. The treatment plant is using incinerator to treat different type of waste. Newly installed Continuous Emission Monitoring System (CEMS) in the treatment plant will be calibrated based on the results of Stack Monitoring Test. ACES Doha installed isokinetic sampling system to extract the gas samples from the stack. Isokinetic technology is used to extract the gas from the gas stream at the same velocity to get accurate concentration of particulate matter. ACES Doha applied the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Method 1 to 5 which includes determination of traverse points, moisture, velocity, dry molecular weight, volumetric flow of stack and particulate matter concentration. Additional parameters such as CO, CO2, O2, NOx, NO, SO2 were also measured during the monitoring using portable emission analyzer. ACES’ client is Boom Waste Treatment Company.te Treatment Plant