Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
When completed, the Kingdom Tower located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia will be the world’s tallest building at 1008 meters (3,307 feet). The foundation required a total of 270 drilled piles with 72 of the piles extending to a depth of 110 meters (360 feet), 30 meters deeper than any previously drilled in the area. The soil consisted of degraded and saturated coral reef and was subject to tidal movement due to the site’s proximity to the Red Sea. Based on a long standing relationship of successful projects with difficult drilling conditions, Saudi Bauer chose KB International to supply and service the drilling fluids. KB utilized its Enhanced SlurryPro CDP System for optimum wall support and skin friction development. KB also supplied a full time engineering staff to monitor the fluid conditions and insure a constant supply to all 4 of the drilling rigs operating in unison.
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