ACES News

ACES News

17 Aug 2015
ACES Jeddah has been awarded the geotechnical investigation for the preliminary engineering design phase for Jeddah Metro in May 2015. The Jeddah Metro is a mega project that comprises several transportation networks including a rail network, a bus network, a marine transportation line, a Corniche tram, a suspension bridge and a number of public transportation stations. The pre-program management consultancy contract was awarded to AECOM whereas the preliminary engineering design contract was awarded to Systra. The architectural consultant is Fosters & Partners. The approved budget for the project is $12bn over seven years, but the cost is expected to increase due to adjustments in the plan. The work undertaken by ACES includes the multimodal iconic station Al-Muntalaq, Light Rail Transit (LRT) lines B, C, and D with a total of 37km and 39 stations, and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lines with a total of 27km. The project owner is Jeddah Metro Company (JMC) and the consultant (ACES client) is Systra and Khatib & Alami. The scope of work consists of drilling a total of 150 boreholes to depths ranging from 10 to 45 meters below existing ground surface, installation of piezometers, and performing field and laboratory tests. So far seven drilling rigs have been mobilized and are operating together with over 60 qualified staff that have been deployed. It is worth mentioning that ACES has extensive railway site investigation portfolio, and has completed works for other major GCC railway projects including Etihad Rail (UAE), Doha Metro, Riyadh Metro, Makkah Metro, and the Saudi Landbridge.
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.