Publication Abstract




Proceeding of the 2018 DFI-EFFC International Conference on Deep Foundations and Ground Improvement, Rome, Italy, (DFI, EFFC)

Suez Canal Underpass: 260.000 M˛ of Deep Diagraphram Wall Excavation Experienced with LWN at Almost 360°
M. Bringiotti, G. Bringiotti, D. Nicastro and G. Fumagalli

The present case history has been drafted with the aims to illustrate the most important features of the preparatory foundation works related to the construction of n. 2 tunnels crossing the Suez Canal, taking a pictures of the jobsites activities. Many equipments have been employed, whose main supplier is Liebherr Werk Nenzig (LWN), a world’s leading company specialized also in the design and manufacturing of special foundation and heavy duty lifting machinery. Various job site technical topics will be described and attention will be drawn as well to the use of a new duty cycle crawler crane, HS 8100 HD, combined with an innovative hydraulic grab, used for the excavation of complex and deep diaphragm walls. Data comparison between different kind of technologies and equipment, recorded in the site, will be reported as well.


 article #2979; publication #1040 (ROME-2018)