Excavation pits & pile foundations

Ochtersum wind park Frankipiles NG chosen for the job.

In the East Frisian town of Ochtersum, ENERCON Aurich is building 10 E-115 wind power stations with hub heights between 90 and 133 m. The plan was to have a foundation based on ready-made piles. FRANKI outgunned its competitors with a special proposal for deep foundations based on Frankipiles NG. The advantages of the Frankipiles NG lie in the greater pile load, the associated smaller number of piles, and the lower pile setting depth resulting from the closed base sheeting. This spares large quantities of concrete and steel, and also enables significant cost savings. 336 Frankipiles NG measuring approx. 7.2-14 m in length, with a diameter of 56 cm, were manufactured from the end of September to early December 2016.

Pile-driving hindered
Pile-drivers 346 and 353 were used. The ground consisted of sand and cohesive soil. The pile-driving was hindered by areas of very densely layered sand. Two tensile test loads were performed to prove the load-bearing capacity of the very short piles measuring 7.2 metres in length. isg compiled the approval and action plans and performed the test loads.

336 Frankipiles NG, L = 10,5-17 m, d = 56 cm, Nd < 3.100 kN

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Project Manager: Lars Brömstrup
Tel.: +49 441 30855

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