Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Piling at ULS

Coring and piling works have commenced at the Upper Thomson Launch Shaft (ULS) over the past month. At the site, 2 BG40s rigs and a mobile crane have progressively arrived while 4 pairs of bentonite silos have been erected. The permanent-temporary walkway pavements and site access around the launch shaft have also been fully done up by Sato Kogyo. The launch shaft is on track to be done up by the middle of next year and subsequently see its first Slurry TBM being launched out towards the end of 2015.

The photos consolidated in this update were taken on Oct 27, Nov 11 and Nov 26.

New site access to the south of ULS
Timelapse every 15 days

October 27



Un-erected silos


Trenching for the launch shaft's pile corings
Unerected silos

November 11




Erected silos
Coring works
Using a funnel to evenly pour the concrete down the cored shaft to complete the bored pile

November 26







Steel guide frame fomed in the walls of the trench for precision coring from the piling rig

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