Saldanha – Marine Geotechnical

Saldanha – Marine Geotechnical Investigation

Contract Value: R30 000 000

Engineer: Transnet Capital Projects Geotechnical

The project consisted of a marine geotechnical investigation for the extension to the existing iron ore quay wall and for an extension to the iron ore stock pile area.

Both areas required land and marine drilling. The Merica F (SEWP) was used for the marine holes for the extension to the quay wall which consisted of 48 holes up to depths of 25m. The Oyster F (SEWP) drilled 9 holes up to depths of 70m in the Oyster pond.

There was additional land-based drilling for the extension to the tippler, bridge structures and quay wall.

The contract period was 9 months and is due for completion in October 2013.

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