Airbus factory in Hamburg, Germany

Consolidation of the 'quasi liquid' muck under a 1,200,000 m² platform

In Hamburg, Menard signed one of its most important ground improvement contracts for the consolidation of the ‘quasi-liquid’ muck under the 1,200,000 m² platform for the A380 assembly factory. Menard was in charge of the planning of the whole works and designing and executing the ground improvement using a combination of vertical drains and Menard Vacuum™ consolidation. 30 million lm of drains were installed and 11 million m³ of sandy fill were placed within the very stringent EADS-imposed schedule.