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Blue Water Project

Blue Water Project
Date: 2015

The Blue Water Group wanted to expand their storage capacity for bulk oil products at their Edmonton warehouse. AGRA Foundations Limited worked directly for the owner to install 114 belled piles within an existing warehouse structure. During the pile installation, all operations at Blue Water's warehouse had to proceed undisturbed. Ground conditions on site presented peat and organic clay overtop of clay found at 6 m depth, with adequate conditions for end-bearing piles. Ground water levels reached 5 m below existing grade.


The client was considering micro piles or end-bearing piles in the design phase. The high loads of the tanks to be installed made the end-bearing pile solution more effective. The works taking place within an existing building, resulting low headroom and surrounding structures required the use of specialized equipment. The challenging soil conditions were effectively mastered by the experienced AGRA team. AGRA played a major role in coordinating the works around the busy schedule of the warehouse operations.