Piling Template – Aqaba Container Terminal

Smart piling frame design for combi-wall modules

BAM International constructed quay walls for a new container terminal in Aqaba, Jordan. For this construction, rows of piles needed to be driven into the seabed to build the combi-wall. To accomplish this, TWD designed a piling frame to construct the combi-wall modules.

The template was lifted with a crane on two supporting piles allowing for five piles to be installed in one cycle. In addition, to achieve a swift and accurate positioning of the template, we incorporated a hydraulic correction mechanism. Thanks to its functionalities, our piling frame design led to a fast and successful piling operation.

Project highlights

  • Five piles could be pitched simultaneously
  • Stiff frame assured pile verticality