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ACES Dubai completes Fujairah quarry investigation.

The Dubai branch of Arab Centre for Engineering Studies (ACES) has completed a site investigation project at a quarry in Fujairah.

The scope of the investigation at the site, located within the Hajar Mountain area, consisted of drilling 30 boreholes to depths ranging from 40-250m, with a total of 1,500 linear metres.

Continuous coring with 100% core recovery was achieved using wireline HQ core systems.

The drilling work was carried out with various ACES drilling rigs including rigs that are designed and manufactured by ACES.

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The main challenge of the investigation came from coring a 250m borehole, which is one of the deepest boreholes drilled by ACES-Dubai.

Drilling of the deep borehole was completed in less than three weeks - with daily productivity exceeding 14m.

Water-based mud systems were used to overcome major drilling challenges such as borehole instability and loss of water due to the highly fractured nature of the rock.

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Publication:Construction Week
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Date:Jul 5, 2016
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