Publication Abstract




Proceedings of the Deep Mixing 2015 Conference, (DFI)

Cutter Soil Mixing Solutions at the Leixões Cruise Terminal
Alexandre Pinto, JetSJ Geotecnia, Portugal; Rui Tomásio, JetSJ Geotecnia, Portugal; Xavier Pita, JetSJ Geotecnia, Portugal; António Cristovão, JetSJ Geotecnia, Portugal

The cutter soil mixing technology was been applied in Portugal since the last seven years. The aim of this paper is to present the main design and execution criteria, related with both the cofferdam and foundations solutions, using soil-cement panels, reinforced with steel profiles, at the new Leixões Cruise Terminal, located at the Leixões Port, in Portugal. The Terminal building was built with one basement on a marine environment, over very difficult geological and geotechnical conditions, which demanded the use of some unusual and integrated geotechnical solutions. It is also pointed out the importance of the QC/QA, as well as the technical, economic and environmental advantages of the cutter soil mixing technique, comparing with same more conventional solutions.


 article #2068; publication #1013 (DM-2015)