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MHWirth’s PBA 615 advances India’s ambitious infrastructure projects

Industry News
Written by Piling Canada
October 2017

In 2016, MHWirth launched their pile top drill rig PBA 615 for drilling diameters up to two metres. One of these machines is currently operating in Mumbai, India for the Mumbai Port extension project.

The PBA 615 is applied for the extension of one of the oldest ports in India, the Mumbai Port Trust, located at the east coast of the Mumbai mainland. To prepare for further growth, the port will be extended by a fifth oil terminal at Jawhar Deep. The work is being completed by ITD Cementation India.

For construction of the 2,500-metre-long approach trestle, more than 600 piles, 1.2 metres in diameter, are currently being drilled to a depth of up to 45 metres.

“With a performance-optimized machine design, our PBA 615 achieves more than 50 per cent higher penetration rates than conventional solutions in the market,” said Shakti Chand Verma, director of MHWirth India.

About the PBA 615

The PBA 615 combines a small footprint with light weight and increased performance. The compact footprint is particularly beneficial in tight jobsites and with a flexible set-up, it allows closer drilling to existing walls than other machines. Additionally, the new PBA 615 and the corresponding power unit HP IVa comprise various improvements for increased user friendliness and HSE performance, such as possible operation with biodegradable oil or spillage protection due to an integrated tray.

MHWirth’s portfolio for foundation drilling covers the diameter range from 0.6 to seven metres and provides an efficient solution for foundations in mixed and hard rock. More than 300 pile top drill rigs by MHWirth have proven to be reliable and efficient in numerous projects around the world.  🍁

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