Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

4-2-1995

Session End Date

4-7-1995

Abstract

Very poor ground conditions and soils that were susceptible to liquefaction to depths of up to 20m beneath the site were major problems for the construction of the largest natural gas processing terminal in Europe. An innovative foundation solution combining deep vibro compaction with short cast in place piles driven into the treated soils was adopted as both cost and programme effective. The Design and Build project also included advance civils work comprising earthworks, drainage and road construction. The contract started in September 1991 and was completed by October 1992, with the process plant programmed to be on-stream by October 1994. This paper describes the seismic aspects of the foundation solution.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

4-2-1995

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1995 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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North Morecambe Terminal, Barrow, Ground Stabilisation and Pile Foundations

St. Louis, Missouri

Very poor ground conditions and soils that were susceptible to liquefaction to depths of up to 20m beneath the site were major problems for the construction of the largest natural gas processing terminal in Europe. An innovative foundation solution combining deep vibro compaction with short cast in place piles driven into the treated soils was adopted as both cost and programme effective. The Design and Build project also included advance civils work comprising earthworks, drainage and road construction. The contract started in September 1991 and was completed by October 1992, with the process plant programmed to be on-stream by October 1994. This paper describes the seismic aspects of the foundation solution.