The contract for the Maad Hospitality Tower Project, which will be built in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, has been signed in April 2018. The project consists of the rock bolt and shotcrete works which are executed on the existing slope surface. By the time of October 2018, the project has been completed by 85%.
Rock bolt drillings are executed with hydraulic drilling machines which are suspended 0-80 m high on a platform hanged to 400-ton-capacity cranes. The rock slope has dimensions of 185 m width and 80 m height. For the slope stability; 23,000 m of permanentS Rock Bolt with 15 m length has been completed. In addition; 21,000 m2 of Shotcrete work is ongoing conveniently to HSE and Quality Control programs. Excavation safety is monitored with instrumental observations techniques.
Besides; 4,500 m of Dowel Bar work will be executed for the retaining wall construction in front of the rock slope.
The constructions are very critical due to the existences of the settlement areas and highways on top of the slope. Depending on the application techniques specially developed for the project, the Maad Hospitality Tower is one of the most difficult and challenging rock stability projects in the Mecca Region.