Client: FERRARI JV (Italy)
Investigation, evaluation and detailed design of a major underground oil storage facility in a weak, jointed, chalk rock mass comprising twin storage caverns 14m dia x 300m long and associated access facilities. Full design and construction monitoring services were provided for this project as part of a `turnkey’ contract appointment. Key aspects included comprehensive exploratory works, detailed analyses of static and seismic stability, the execution of full scale test openings to facilitate excavation support optimisation and comprehensive construction monitoring.
This project marked the founding of Geo-Design as a joint collaboration between Geo-Engineering, Jersey and Geo-Analysis, Torino.