BAUER Spezialtiefbau Constructs Mixed-in-Place Elements for Luxury Resort in Montenegro

The bay of Kotor in Montenegro is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the entrance to the bay, Azmont Investments d.o.o. is building a luxury resort with a 5-star hotel of the group “One & Only” and high quality villas, apartment houses, clubs, cafés, restaurants and shops.

At an area of approximately 27 ha and a coastline of about 1.7 km, a 5 building complex with a built-up area of in total approximately 135,000 m2 will be constructed.

As the subsoil of the project area mainly consists of loosely deposited, fine-grained, non-cohesive soils and those at high risk for soil liquefaction in case of an earthquake, Azmont has decided together with their international designers and experts, to improve the subsoil below the objects and commissioned BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH to execute the necessary soil improvement works.

To do so, the patented Bauer Mixed-in-Place method was chosen. 123,000 m2 Mixed-in-Place elements (individual elements and walls) with lengths up to 23 m and a wall thickness of 0.55 m are installed into the subsoil. These elements improve the strength and the average elastic modulus of the soil and prevent soil liquefaction in case of an earthquake.

The entire works are executed by a BAUER BG 40 and a RTG RG 25. Under the lead management of the Austrian subsidiary BAUER Spezialtiefbau Ges.m.b.H., the works started in March 2015, having a construction period of 8 months.

Source: BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH

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