Process and energy

Industrial plant and equipment consists of special structures that are often very heavy and sensitive. When foundations are built on compressible soils, careful consideration must be taken during design and execution to ensure the safe operation of the plant within the structure. . The most cost-effective foundation solutions generally call for a combination of ground improvement techniques suited to the load and the soil conditions. These solutions make it possible to: - support heavy uniform loads (water, oil and gas storage) - support individual loads (pipeline supports, industrial equipment) - support dynamic loads (oscillations, vibrations, seismic loadings) - reduce absolute and differential settlement of structures. - reduce the risk of soil liquefaction This type of project calls for good knowledge of the constraints and specifications of each structure to be treated with a familiarity with the potential technical issues Which could arise during the various stages of the project from concept to handover.

Waste recycling centres
Waste storage, landfills, incinerators

Industries
Heavy process, Powerplants, Generator buildings

Oil & Gas terminals
LNG terminal, refinery, Oil & Gas terminal

Storage tanks
Oil & Gas, fertilizer, food, construction materials

Wind turbines
On-shore or off-shore, small to big size

Hydraulic process
Sewage treatment plants, water treatment plants, desalination plants

Polluted sites
Soil remediation, hazardous waste, brownfield

Mines and quarry backfill
Mine backfill, void filling, gravel pits

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CASE STUDY: Al-ZOUR REFINERY IN KUWAIT

Ground improvement of about 4,000,000 sq. metres of natural soil at the site of a new refinery.

Ground conditions

Menard had the mission to improve the bearing capacity and control settlement of a very poor soil made of silt and sabkha.

Solution

The Group decided to use dynamic replacement and dynamic compaction. It brought together 20 compaction cranes and 150 people to treat the strategic industrial site. Menard put together a team made up of very experienced employees and young talent familiar with the Middle East to carry out the technically and logistically complex project. The combination made it possible to efficiently start the project and should ensure its success.

Key facts

  • 20Machines

  • 150 Employees

  • 4,000,000 m² Improved area

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