AarGroup’ – Highlight of the Month 🌍
Our sister company in Poland, Aarsleff Sp. Z o.o, were called upon in 2016 for the construction of part of a new expressway near Gniezno. A short section of the planned 400-kilometer expressway suffered from poor ground conditions, being made up of a soft bed down to 23m.
Aarsleff were contracted to install 5,520no. precast concrete piles within a 48-day programme. The soft ground conditions posed the challenge of designing a working platform that would allow Aarsleff to carry out its piling operations safely, with piles driven up to 27m lengths on a 1.8m by 1.8m grid.
Another challenge Aarsleff faced was the logistics of manufacturing and installing piles within the short programme. To overcome this, Aarsleff’s manufacturing facility, Centrum Pile, and five of its piling rigs worked around the clock to complete the project within the deadline.
In total, Aarsleff installed 120,000 running metres of precast concrete piles within 48 days, equating to a total of 1,100 deliveries.