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5 Jul 2017
Arab Center for Engineering Studies (ACES) has attended the graduation project poster session and industrial seminar at the University of Jordan. This event was organized by the Civil Engineering Community (CEC), which is the first American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) student chapter in Jordan. An industrial seminar on ‘Fresh Graduates and Site Supervision’ was delivered by Eng. Sari Zuaiter (Managing Director at Tibah Consultants and Head of Civil Engineering branch at Jordanian Engineers Association). Welcoming speeches were given by Dr. Naeem Abdulhadi (Deputy Group CEO for Operations at ACES and practitioner advisor for the CEC student chapter) and Dr. Bashar Tarawneh (Head of Civil Engineering Department at University of Jordan). The graduation project poster session included more than 12 posters covering structural, geotechnical, pavement and project management topics. The event was attended by representatives from engineering firms, Jordanian Engineers Association, A/E Forum, Jordan University faculty and students. “The event was successful in connecting the students with the engineering industry. Such activities will assist in preparing the student to enter the practical world through dynamic interactions and engagement with the industry professionals” explained Dr. Naeem Abdulhadi.
17 Jun 2017
ACES Abu Dhabi was recently awarded the geotechnical investigation, topographical and underground detection survey for FEED study for Bu Hasa Integrated Field Development in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The proposed project, which is owned by Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd. (ADCO), includes the construction of oil, gas and water pipelines to different processing plants to increase the production. The geotechnical investigation was conducted by drilling of 167 Boreholes up to 20 meters depth, and excavation of 282 trial pits in different station areas. During the investigation, a wide range of field tests were conducted including seismic cross hole tests in the boreholes as well as electrical resistivity and thermal resistivity tests. Furthermore, the scope of work includes detailed topographic and underground detection survey along the pipeline routes (423 Km) and plant areas (263,675 m2), and installation of (34) benchmarks.
18 May 2017
ACES Muscat has recently been awarded the geotechnical investigation for the Port of Salalah GCT Redevelopment project in Salalah, Oman. The proposed port development comprises various elements of onshore and marine works, including expanding the port facilities by the construction of additional berths and the upgrade/redevelopment of existing berths. ACES Muscat scope of work in the project includes drilling of (28) offshore boreholes to depths ranging from (5-44) meters below seabed level, where the maximum water depth is about (15.0) meters, drilling of (47) onshore boreholes to depths ranging from (7.5-70) meters, geophysical testing using P-S log and seismic refraction line, in addition to extensive laboratory testing on collected samples and preparing an interpretative geotechnical report. The owner of the project is the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the clients are Rambolls and Simon Engineering and Partners.
24 Apr 2017
ACES Amman has recently been awarded the geotechnical investigation for the prestigious Ritz Carlton Hotel which is located on the 5th Circle in Amman, Jordan. The project will cover an area of 12 dunums, and will consist of two 24 story high tower for a hotel and residences. ACES scope of work in the project includes drilling of 37 boreholes to depths ranging from 30-55 meters, field testing including 20 pressuremeter tests and 5 packer permeability tests, geophysical testing using multi-channel analysis of surface waves (MASW), extensive laboratory testing on collected samples and preparing an interpretative geotechnical report. The owner is Al-Eqbal Real Estate Development and the consultant is Dar Al-Handasah.
2 Apr 2017
ACES Abu Dhabi has recently completed the topographical survey works for Bab Integrated Facilities Project (BIFP) owned by Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Petroleum Operations Ltd. The project includes the construction of oil, gas & water pipelines to different processing plants and new well locations to increase production capacity. The ACES scope of work consisted of detailed topographic and underground detection survey for 117km of oil transfer pipelines, 65 km of water injection pipelines, 79 km of gas pipelines, and the plant and well pad areas (20,215,100 sqm). Additionally, the work also included excavation of 52 trial pits and installation of 118 benchmark points.