Head to Head Test
Almita Piling Case Studies
ConocoPhillips Canada, Surmont 2, Fort McMurray, AB
Working for site owners ConocoPhillips Canada and Total E&P Canada, our client, Bantrel Management Services, required a foundation solution for the construction of a Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage plant in the Alberta oil sands. The Surmont 2 project involved multiple buildings and industrial facilities. The engineering and construction team wanted to determine the best solution: driven piles or helical piles?
Almita was invited to participate in a head-to-head pile installation demonstration comparing Almita’s helical piles against a leading provider of driven piles. The Almita team excelled to win the contract and provide the design, fabrication, and installation of helical piles for the project.
- Significantly faster installation times
- Ability to use helical piles in all required applications
- Greater load bearing capacity in a shorter pile
- Significantly quieter installation
- Greater ability to meet tolerance requirements than driven piles
- Easy removal of helical piles aligned with future reclamation commitments
- Proven custom manufacturing capacity