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Fugro completes testing work on Dubai tower

DUBAI, December 15, 2017

Fugro, a leading provider of geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions, said it has successfully completed the deep foundation testing for one of Emaar Properties' major projects, Dubai Creek Tower.

The company played a key role in the ground engineering of the Dubai Creek Tower, a vast slender structure which will comprise a central concrete column supported by a network of steel cable stays.
 
Because of its significant height and design, ground engineering was critical in the programmed schedule and foundation design.

Fugro was appointed to provide data collection and interpretation that could be relied upon by the construction contractor leading the foundation design and engineering. The testing and monitoring project ran from June 2016 to August this year, said the statement from Fugro.
 
Utilising the most advanced mathematics, engineering and physics known to man, the Dubai Creek Tower is expected to be one of the most significant structures ever created.

“Fugro carried out one of the most comprehensive geotechnical investigations in the region. We then tested the in-situ performance of the proposed foundations in order to optimise the final design of the core and the cable anchorage foundation design,” remarked Joyshwin Sumputh, the service line manager for Fugro.
 
Emaar had awarded the contract for the foundation design and construction of Dubai Creek Tower to Soletanche Bachy in June last year.

Describing the project, the company’s DCH Tower project manager Vincent Leblois said: "This is probably one of the most challenging and demanding buildings under construction in the world."

The first step was a campaign of preliminary load testing to ascertain the ground geotechnical characteristics and finalise the detailed design of the deep foundations.

Soletanche Bachy needed a partnering team that would enable its success from the outset.

“Based on previous experience in Dubai, we knew that Fugro would be the only company capable of mobilising the necessary resources and completing these tests in line with our tight schedule,” stated Leblois.
 
The project specifications also called for a state-of-the-art, robust system including the use of fibre optics to carry out the intense static load test programme using Fugro’s Osterberg Cells (O-cells).

Close collaboration, as well as Fugro’s worldwide network and engineering capabilities, allowed the team to successfully complete the preliminary testing scope of works in due time and set the right pace for the project, he added.
 
Construction of the Dubai Creek Tower is expected to be completed by 2020.-TradeArabia News Service




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