LCPC Expert | Stabilization of sand dunes – Saudi Arabia
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Stabilization of sand dunes – North South Railway Project- Saudi Arabia


Construction of a new railway track in the Hail region of Saudi Arabia.  Length : 226 km in sand dunes environment. The volumes involved to carry out the earthworks reached 145 million m3 of fill and 150 million m3 of excavated material – The maximum height of embankments is about 50 m locally.

The peninsula is exposed to frequent sandstorms, and the two prevailing winds are a South wind, the « Kauf », and a North West wind, the « Shamal ». There is a high risk of exposure to sand movements.


Our missions

The expert work must ultimately answer the following general question:

How to stabilize sections of sandy fills that are not coated with a layer of anti erosion materials and make them able to withstand loads under normal service and security conditions

Stabilization of sand dunes

Client :  JV Canarail Consults, Systra, Louis Berger and Khatib and Alami
Localisation  : Saudi Arabia – Hail Region – AN NAFUD Section

Périod : 2012-2013
Mission : Geotechnical Expert services

Contact : François Depardon
Directeur général LCPC Experts
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