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SLAB SUPPORT

When problems were experienced with columns supporting the mezzanine slab at the Kurri Kurri aluminium smelter in New South Wales the owner, VAW Kurri Kurri, decided to reinforce the column foundations using Gewi piles. A total of 54 double corrosion protected piles were installed working in just 2.8m headroom. The 32mm diameter corrosion protected compression piles were installed in 2.4m sections to a depth of 15m and tested, with the minimum of disruption. This was the first use of Dywidag's Gewi piles in Australia.

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