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Piling progress made on Colombian highway upgrade

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Contractor Mincivil has successfully installed 57,000m of piles for a 230km road network in Colombia.

The €176M development of 230km of road networks between Mosquera and Balsillas, includes the construction of 16 bridges - an improved link between Tolima and Cundinamarca.

The contractors is using  Liebherr LB 36 and LRB 355 deep foundation machines to install the piles for the bridges.

The 1,500mm diameter piles are being installed to depths of 26m with a rig LB 36 using the Kelly drilling method. The 600mm piles will be drilled to depths of 33m and installed by the piling and drilling rig LRB 355 using full displacement drilling equipment.

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The work will be completed in December 2021.



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