Izmir -16th-21st February

Successful completion of first phase of investigation tests – Izmir, Turkey

The first phase of an extensive programme of investigation tests on Single Bore Multiple Anchors has now been successfully completed. This first phase was carried out by specialist anchor contractor Kasktas and the second phase will be completed by specialist anchor contractor Keller in the coming weeks.

During an intense week of activity Dr Devon Mothersille advised on the implementation of a single hollow ram jack used to stress and test multi-unit tendons. Dr Mothersille also presented the initial results to representatives from the clients’ and main contractor’s organisations. In addition, a special training seminar was delivered to site operatives from Kasktas.

Figure 1   Application of a single 500Tonnes capacity hollow ram jack on a four unit SBMA

Figure 2   Dr Mothersille joins the Kasktas team on site to witness the successful completion of a 12 hour long investigation. Clockwise from left to right; Mr Erdin Azak, Mr Anıl Helvacıoğlu, Mr Senol Adatepe, Dr Devon Mothersille, Mr Alp Gokalp, Mr Hakan Kaya, Mr Talha Genccan and Mr Kubilay Karaman (HSE)

Figure 3 Dr Mothersille (assisted by Mr Alp Gokalp as translator) delivers a special training seminar to the Kasktas site team

Figure 4 Dr Mothersille and the Kasktas team enjoy a meal after the successful field trials.