Bauer Foundation Contractors, the provider of services, machines and products for soil and groundwater projects, has said that it has completed a key contract awarded by the Saudi unit of the shipbuilding firm Archirodon to manufacture piles for a bridge to Shurayah Island, as well as two smaller bridges, within the Red Sea Islands Project.
In a statement, Bauer said that Archirodon was commissioned by The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) to design and build the bridge to Shurayrah Island.
The subsidiary of German group Bauer Spezialtiefbau GmbHBauer, it added that as per the contract awarded by Saudi Archirodon, it had produced three test piles for a load test as part of the first phase of the project, and in the second phase on land a total of 37 piles with a diameter of 1,300 mm for two new bridges.
For the central bridge, which connects the main island of Shurayrah with the land, Bauer has installed 60 piles with a diameter of 1,500 mm and 27 piles with a diameter of 1,300 mm offshore in the third phase of the project.
Around 500 kilometres north of the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, the TRSDC is currently realising a new recreation area on the Red Sea as part of the “Red Sea Islands Project” that will combine nature, culture and connect adventures.
For this purpose, an archipelago off the coast of Saudi Arabia is being developed for sustainable tourism in this region.
A total of 28,000sqm of beach, desert, mountains and volcanic areas on 22 islands are set to become an environmentally friendly tourism centre in Saudi Arabia by 2030.
Archirodon’s custom-built floating crane and crew were deployed to assist the Bauer team in the construction of 87 offshore piles, the statemen explained.
“This is not an everyday place of work for us. Above all, precision and good logistics from Archirodon are important here,” remarked project manager Mudasser Iqbal. “The timing of the material deliveries by barge was optimal, so that the schedule could be adhered to,” he noted.
To carry out the drilling work, a Bauer BG 28 drilling rig was placed on the barge and securely fastened. Work started in September 2021 and was successfully completed in February this year, he concluded.
With more than 110 subsidiaries, Bauer has a worldwide network on all continents.
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