Driven piles testing on the project "Design, Construction and Commissioning of the New Safe Confinement (NSC)" for Shelter Object of the Chornobyl NPP

11.08.2010 The package of works on testing of specialized driven piles on the project "NSC Design, Construction and Commissioning" for Shelter Object of the Chornobyl NPP has been completed.
During the project implemention there were carried out procurement of piles and test equipment , fabrication and erection of test structures, driving and conducting set of tests of special metal 27 m long piles, with 1020 mm diameter. Piles were tested under a load of up to 1000 tonnes.
Following the test results the positive findings have been obtained on serviceability of these piles for their application as part of the foundations of the New Safe Confinement, which will be built over the destroyed fourth Power Unit of the Chernobyl NPP.