Al-Zour refinery, Kuwait
The contract was won through the combined efforts of Menard teams in France, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. It covers the improvement of about 4,000,000 sq. metres of natural soil at the site of a new refinery. To improve the bearing capacity and control settlement in very poor soil (silt and sabkha), 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.