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7 Mar 2017
ACES-Amman has recently completed the site investigation for Al-Attarat Oil Shale Power Plant Project, which will be the first and the largest oil shale fired power plant in Jordan for Attarat Power Company (APCO). The project will involve the construction of two energy production units, each with a capacity of 235MW for electrical power and oil production by exploiting the oil shale raw materials in attarat area, central Jordan. The geotechnical investigation includes drilling of one hundred eighty three (183) boreholes, twenty two (22) test pits, field testing (SPT, permeability, field density, field CBR, soil electrical and thermal resistivity tests in addition to geophysical down-hole seismic test), performing an intensive laboratory testing, and preparing interpretative geotechnical report.
14 Feb 2017
ACES Muscat has recently completed the site investigation for Mandarin Oriental 5 Stars Hotel to be constructed in Shatti Al-Qurum, Muscat. The proposed project includes the construction of a luxury five stars hotel and branded apartments. The scope of the investigation consisted of drilling 23 boreholes with total drilled meters of 700m, conducting extensive in-situ testing including installation of Piezometer, standard penetration test, falling head permeability test, electrical resistivity test and cone penetration test. In addition to routine laboratory testing. The owner is Eagle Hills and the client is SSH Oman.
18 Jan 2017
ACES Muscat has recently completed the site investigation for NGL and gas pipelines to be constructed along a route from Fahud to Sohar. The proposed project includes the construction of 14’’ NGL underground pipeline and 32’’ Treated Dry Hydrocarbon Gas underground pipeline with approximate length of 300 Km starting from Fahud (launcher area) to Sohar (Receiver area). In addition to total 21 numbers of Block Valve Stations (BVS) along the proposed two pipelines. Both pipelines will be installed parallel to the existing 32” gas pipeline in the same ROW in separate trenches. The scope of the investigation consisted of drilling 279 boreholes to 10.0 m depth below the ground surface, excavating 280 test pits up to 2.0m depth, conducting extensive in-situ testing including standard penetration test, Field density tests. The clients are Oman Gas Company (OGC), Orpic and Liwa Plastics industries complex. The contractor is Punj Lloyd Ltd.
4 Jan 2017
ACES Dubai was recently awarded the geotechnical investigation Package 6 for Al Maktoum International Airport, in Dubai, UAE. The investigation scope was awarded by the consultant Dar Al Handasa and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2017. The current soil investigation works are carried out for the expansion of the existing airport facilities in view of the forthcoming EXPO2020. The development comprises construction of an additional terminal building, concourses and runways, and other ancillary structures. The scope of work includes drilling of 600 boreholes to depths ranging from 15 to 50 meters, with a total linear meter of more than 12,000. In addition, the scope includes excavation of 28 trial pits, and performing field work such as falling head permeability, packer permeability tests and installation of piezometers. The field works were commenced on December 2016 utilizing more than ten of ACES rotary drilling rigs.
4 Dec 2016
ACES Doha was recently awarded the geotechnical investigation for the Commercial Boulevard District in Lusail city, Qatar. The Commercial Boulevard District comprises of shopping malls, residential units, leisure areas and financial centers with a total area of 56 hectares. The extensive scope of work, which was awarded to ACES Doha by DP Engineers, includes drilling of 155 on land boreholes with depths up to 45 meters and excavation of trial pits. Additionally, the investigation included substantial field testing and monitoring including the installation of piezometers, packer permeability testing, falling head permeability testing, pressuremeter testing, as well as down-hole , surficial electrical resistivity geophysical tests and geophysical investigation to scan the plan site for cavities to a depth of 30m.