Industrial Facilities


 

Industrial Facilities


We ensure the proper development of your Industrial Facilities projects.










The term industrial facilities covers specific facilities such as sewage treatment plants, power plants, refineries, petrochemical plants, storage tanks, etc. These structures are often very heavy and prone to risk. Their foundations in compressible soils is a major challenge to guarantee the safe and secure performance of the plants over time. The most cost-effective foundation system often requires the use of multiple ground improvement techniques to match the variety of soil properties and load conditions. These foundation systems for industrial facilities are normally needed to support uniform heavy loads (water, oil and gas storage tanks) or isolated loads (pipe-racks, industrial buildings, machinery) and reduce total and differential settlements to within acceptable limits. Thus, some of the objectives of ground improvement works for industrial facilities can be:

  • To provide a safe bearing capacity up to 25 t/m²;
  • To allow isolated loads up to 300 tons;
  • To reduce differential settlements to around 1/500.