Vibwall Installation - Cardiff Bay Barrage ? Synopsis

McWhirter, Graeme
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 9
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2000
This paper discusses the Installation of a Vibwall for the Cardiff Bay Barrage Project Wales, UK, by Kvaerner Cementation Foundations. Only the second use of the technique in the UK the wall was successfully placed to a depth in excess of 20 metres, in unique and challenging conditions. The installation of the Vibwall was a technical success, but not a financial one. The use of the technique was at its "limits" and this paper recommends some of the controls essential in the carrying out of such work in the future.
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