Publication Abstract

Proceedings - Fifth International Conference & Exhibition on Piling and Deep Foundations, 1994, Bruges, Belgium, (DFI)

Comparison of pile loading tests and the phenomenon of heave, Sachsen paper mill Eilenburg, Germany
S. Doornbos, E. Revoort, O. Schoo, Ed Zublin & O. Tirkkonen

In 1992 Enso Gutzeit Ltd. a major and leading Finnish producer of paper in Europe initiated the investment of approximately DM 800 million for the Sachsen Paper Mill in eilenburg near Leipzig, about 150 km south of Berlin. The project involved the installation of over 8,800 piles for loadings ranging from 500 kN up to 1400 kN. The Sachsen Paper Mill project was managed by Lemcon-Zublin, a Finnish-German joint venture. The piling contract was awarded to the Dutch join venture Fundex-Terracon and was executed in the summer of 1993 in approximately 4 months time. All piling activities and tests were closely monitored on behalf of Enso Gutzeit by Fundus Ltd. from Finland. The paper mill is planned to be in operation from September 1994 on. This paper describes the comparison of several pile tests that were executed as well as the phenomenon of heave that was encountered during the piling.

 article #816; publication #36 (IC-1994)