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ACES News

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
11 Jan 2018
ACES Muscat has recently completed the geotechnical investigation for Sohar Bitumen Refinery project in Sohar Port, north of Sultanate of Oman. The proposed project will be constructed over an area of 27 hectares and includes the construction of storage tanks and facilities related to Asphalt refinery. ACES Muscat scope of work included drilling of 47 boreholes to the depth ranging from 20m to 30m with total drilling meters of 1133m, excavating 127 trial pits, conducting extensive field testing and monitoring including installation of piezometers, standard penetration tests, cone penetration test, electrical and thermal resistivity tests and down-hole seismic tests. The scope of work also included an environmental site assessment (zero base survey) to capture and describe the environmental soil and groundwater quality and check whether the site is contaminated by the nearby activities in Sohar port. The client is Sohar Asphalt LLC and the consultant is Tecnicas Reunidas LLC (Oman).
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.