The Application of Prefabricated Vertical Drain for New Coal Yard at Asam – Asam power Plant Indonesia

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New Coal Yard – Coal Storage at Asam – Asam Indonesia

The use of Prefabricated Vertical Drain (PVD) and Prefabricated Horizontal Drain (PHD) in South Kalimantan,Indonesia to generate ground improvement  by Menard Asia. New Coal Yard Asam – Asam is one of Menard Asia projects in collaboration with PT. Truba to build a supporting facility for PLTU Asam – Asam owned by PLN. Menard Asia treated the soil improvement through settlement acceleration of new coal yard inside an existing electricity production complex.

Asam Asam power Plant is the main supplier of electricity systems in South Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan

Asam Asam is a steam power plant located in Asri Mulia village, Jorong sub-district, Tanah Laut district, South Kalimantan. PLTU Asam Asam is the main supplier of electricity systems in South Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan with a total capacity of 260MW

In Asam Asam, Menard Asia taking a part in conducting ground improvement using Prefabricated Vertical Drain (PVD) and Prefabricated Horizontal Drain (PHD) techniques. This technology speeds up the consolidation process and increases the bearing strength of the soil so that landslide problems can be prevented.

Ground Improvement by Menard Asia

Soft soils, such as soft estuarine and marine clays, peats, and marshy soils, encountered  commonly  along  deltaic  and  coastal  regions throughout the world, are highly compressible in nature and possess undesirable geotechnical properties, such  as high  natural moisture content (close to the liquid limit), low undrained shear strength and low  hydraulic  conductivity.  Therefore, structures  constructed  on these soils face problems of stability and serviceability if measures are not taken to  improve them

Menard Asia have treated 20,000 square meters of land to create a solid foundation for a project. For Asam Asam project, Menard Asia only took 1.5 months to complete this project.

Menard Asia also promote safety aspect as our priority in every project. Ground improvement play crucial role in ensuring that the soil and subsoil of a project are safe and secure for the ultimate construction purposes.

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Menard Asia is a specialist geotechnical EPC contractor offering ground improvement and remediation works in MalaysiaIndonesiaVietnamSingaporeBangladeshCambodiaPhilippines, Thailand, and other South-East Asia Countries.

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