110MU Upending installs 400 piles in Kitimat

May 13 | 2020

In Kitimat, 600km north of Vancouver, a huge LNG terminal is being built on behalf of LNG Canada. The BJM joint venture, including BAM International, is responsible for the construction of this wharf. A terminal is being built specifically for Rio Tinto Aluminum BC works.

Both the terminal and the wharf will be built on more than 400 steel piles of 75m length each, with a concrete deck of approximately 20,000m2. The consortium has rented a PVE 110MU Upending vibratory hammer from Dieseko Group, which can pick up the horizontally stored tubes and directly position and install them in one sequence. This upending feature is an important, time-saving advantage.

The PVE 110MU Upending vibratory hammer has been working continuously for over eight months and will install its last pile at the end of May. Two other PVEVibro Hammers (a PVE52M and another standard PVE 110M) are still in use for the construction of a Material Offloading Facility (MOF), a second terminal within this project.

Dieseko Group is very proud to contribute to this important project.