ICE® 50B Drives the Dam Piles

Editor: Ashley Steele


Frequent and continu
al repairs keep Dams operating at peak performance but there are some unexpected replacements that pose a tricky situationThe Keystone Diversion Dam in Ogallala, Nebraska has encountered just that, an unexpected gate replacementThis replacement is necessary to maintain all functionality, keeping in mind, this is a beast of a project when so much water is involved.


The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) turned to OCCI
, Inc. to deploy a solution which involves the installation of a temporary cofferdam to displace the water away from the faulty gateThe cofferdam will allow this area to be emptied and dried for the gate replacement to commence


OCCI 
enlisted ICE® team to provide pile driving foundation equipment to be used in the install of the cofferdam. The ICE® 50B Pile Driver/Extractor was able to drive the sheeting piles in the water to form a marine foundation barrier without disruption to the dam structure and efficiently allowing for portions of the job to move ahead of scheduleThe driving power of the ICE® 50B makes for smooth and effortless installation of a range of pile types in both land and marine applicationsThis powerful vibratory driver is the industry standard when it comes to pile driving capabilities.
 

The completion of these intensive repairs will restore the dam to its greatest purpose while allowing the Ogallala Lake to return to normal levelsLocal fishing, hunters, and boating advocates alike are enthusiastic about the return to Ogallala Lake. 

Media Contact- 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as 44B Vibratory Hammer, Foundation Equipment, ICEUSA, Pile Driving.

ICE® Comacchio CH450 Saves Lives

Hurricane Ida Damage was Catastrophic

Editor: Ashley Steele


Hurricane Ida caused a record 
$66 billion (about $200 per person in the USA) worth of damage to the northeast of the United StatesIt was the second most damaging hurricane to make landfall in the USA, just behind the damage caused to the gulf by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. To this day, portions of the Northeast are still working to recover from Ida's trail of destruction from the devastating flooding and tornadic activitySmall town USA, as we know it, was hit the hardest.


Mamaroneck, NY is one of those small towns working t
irelessly to repair the transportation infrastructure to pre-hurricane greatness. One focus of their repairs was what you would think to be "just a small bridge."  As it turns out this small bridge was the main artery for most emergency vehicles and became a major focus exceedingly early after the storm had passed.


American Pile & Foundation is working 
tirelessly to replace this special residential bridge with the help of ICE®'s vast rental fleet. The large-bore rig, Comacchio CH450, is a self-erecting drill rig that can be transported effortlessly with the necessary accessories, like the ICE® Kelly bar, pre-mounted. Once off the truck, the Comacchio CH450 is ready to instantly go to workcreating time savings. As we know, time savings is always a direct impact on your bottom-line, as time is money. 


The 
Comacchio CH 450 was used to start a foundation for a new bridge by drilling out the 16" caisson driven piles. Once again showing how driven and drilled piling techniques work hand in hand to improve infrastructure. 
 

Allowing for quick set-up, easy drill out of caissons to install of piles, the Comacchio CH450, large bore rig is a tool that can be set-up and specialize for every application. Contact the foundation experts at ICE® to configure your existing rig or rent an additional rig today. 

Media Contact-  
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA  
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations  
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc  
Office - 704-821-8200  
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Comacchio Drill Rigs. Tagged as CH450 Comacchio, Comacchio, Drilling Rigs, Foundation Equipment.

Illinois Largest Infrastructure Project

Mega McCluggage Bridge built with ICE® Vibratory

Editor: Hailey Tatu


McCluggage Bridge 
in East Peoria has been under construction since 2019 and is one of Illinois largest infrastructure projects. The $167 million project will reconstruct the original bridge built during World War II and is currently servicing over 20,000 vehicles a day. The structure will bring the East Peoria community a new modern bridge that focuses on the improvement of safety and easier mobility. With over 40 million pounds of steel to install, this monumental project requires multi-faceted equipment with many different driving capabilities. 


Over 
121,000 cubic yards of earth excavation is necessary to rebuild the original steel cantilever bridge. The 
Johnson Brothers Corporation has been asked to oversee this mega project as they have the technical expertise and years of deep foundation experience which will prove valuable for this high-profile renovation. The temporary bridge for commuters during construction has finished and progress is moving forward on the new bridge. The excitement around this new structure's sheer size is exciting as it will use over 40 million pounds of steel with a deck nearly double the original bridge. 

A project of this 
magnitude requires multiple distinct levels of force and special customization, which is something ICE
® prides itself on providingThe Johnson Bros. implemented the use of the ICE® Model 44D & 50B Vibratory Drivers/Extractors for driving large caissons into the river for the temporary bridgeIn addition, ICE® customized the Johnson Bros. owned ICE® Power Unit with adjustable flow control system to enable the use of a custom clean-out solution to excavate the oversized coffer dams.  

This is an extremely extensive project that requires maximum power and mobilityICE® is thankful to be able to assist with the right equipment for every task. This job has used an ICE® Model 50C Vibratory Driver and Extractor, (2) ICE® Model 50B Vibratory Driver and Extractor, ICE® Model 44 Vibratory Driver and Extractor, ICE® Model I-46 Diesel hammer, and an ICE® I-80 Diesel hammer. 

The outstanding innovation of the Johnson Bros. team has made this highly sought-after project successful. And the ICE® equipment has helped facilitate some of this success in a world where nothing is easy. Hats off to Johnson Bros and their successful completion of phase one. 

 

Media Contact- 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Diesel Impact Pile Hammers, Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as 44B Vibratory Hammer, I-46 Diesel Hammer, ICE 50B Vibratory Driver/Extractor, ICEUSA.

ICE® I-12 Diesel Impact helping to build the Marsh Road Bridge

Innovation outweighs Tribulation

Editor: Ashley Steele


The replacement of the southbound lanes of the Marsh Road Bridge
 is no easy task. In Bealeton, Virginia the Marsh Road Bridge is under a strict deadline and not even the weather wants to cooperate.  Caton Construction Group Inc. was up for this challenge.  This innovative team was awarded a $5 million dollar contract. The only catches were the new lanes had to be complete in about 18 months and they had to keep at least one southbound lane of traffic open during the entire project.


In addition to these 
stringent guidelines, Caton Construction Group Inc. also had to maneuver around operating train tracks, making workable space incredibly limited. To complete the foundation work needed for the bridge lane expansion, Caton sought out the lightest, yet most powerful diesel hammer in the USA. This team decided to use the ICE® I-12 Diesel Impact Hammer with a hydraulic start. This configuration enables the contractor to free-hang in an arrangement like what is used in the ICE® off-shore pile driving solutions. ICE® was the only manufacture that could provide such a lightweight impact hammer with a hydraulic trip for this application.


Congratulations to Caton Construction Group, Inc on their innovative ways to pile driving. 
ICE® ithankful for the opportunity to provide this lightweight and effective solution to help this job stay on track for an on-time completion.


Media Contact-
 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 


 

Posted in Diesel Impact Pile Hammers. Tagged as Foundation Equipment, I-12 Diesel Hammer, ICEUSA, Pile Driving.

Making Waves

Helping new customers choose the right equipment for the job!

Editor: Ashley Steele


The Sunset Bay Marina in Hull, Massachusetts is a full-service marina with over 200 slips and moorings, winter storage, boat service and repair, and a restaurant all only 10 minutes away from downtown Boston
To keep the vessels docked here throughout the year safe, new wave attenuators were put in to dispel the waves from reaching the marina at full force.


Atlantic Coast Tug, a newly formed 
family business, took on the project of driving the pilings for these wave attenuators.  Wave attenuators act as a deterrent to waves, reducing the waves energy and disposing initial height, thereby protecting watercraft, shore erosion and facilities from potential damage.  
 

Atlantic Coast Tug, spoke with their regional ICE® installation specialist to help them choose the proper install technique and equipment for the task. The ICE® 44B Vibratory Driver/Extractor was selected to place the 36" steel caisson piles at a 70-foot (70') length. The ICE® 44B can effortlessly drive piling both on land and in marine conditions. The ICE® 44B drove these caissons for the attenuators with ease and has saved the marina from further destruction. 

With over 47 years of providing equipment for specialized installs and being an innovator of install techniques, the ICE® team is always available to consult with you when choosing the proper equipment for each project.  Just call 888-ICE-USA1. 

 

Media Contact- 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as 44B Vibratory Hammer, Foundation Equipment, ICEUSA, Pile Driving.

Foundations in Russia

ICE ® provides foundations for new power lines

Editor: Hailey Tatu


ICE
 ® is an international recognized deep foundation equipment manufacture, who's equipment is shipped globallyIn early 2021, the North Carolina team headed to the Russian wilderness for a setup that would be key to installing over 15-miles (25-km) of new powerlines with D & M Construction. ICE ® global brand recognition brought D&M to contact us for install innovation and consulting.  ICE ® involvement and reliability on this project has enabled the success of the D&M team to finish ahead of schedule

D&M 
purchased a 2021 ICE
 ® International Model 58 Vibratory Driver/Extractor (aka U.SModel 50B) and a 595 Power UnitOur Russian Equipment Service team helped D&M chose the ICE ® Model 58, because unlike others who claim to be the samethe model 58 driving power in comparison to its light weight enables the contractor to seamlessly drive large piles with ease of mobility. This one feature benefit alone enabled D&M to use their own 80-ton crane and allowed them to be more adaptable than using a 110-ton crawler crane 

Starting with foundations for the power transmission lines, the ICE ® Model 58 drove 66" (66-inch) diameter pipe piles that were 40' (40-feet) long totaling a weight of 19,500 pounds (about the weight of a school bus)The pipes were installed to grade and then drilled out and filled with concrete. The steel 66" casings were extracted by thICE ® Model 58 while the next 66" pipe pile was being filled with concrete to maximize productivity 

D & M Construction is way ahead of schedule and extremely satisfied with the performance of the ICE ® vibratory driver/extractor 

Media Contact- 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as Foundation Equipment, ICE 50B Vibratory Driver/Extractor, ICEUSA, International Pile Driving.

Bridging the Gap to Safer Communities

Editor: Ashley Steele

The town of Randolph, Nebraska is working to remove residential homes from the flood plain.  This is a multi-phase project to help revive interest in the area and bring new homeowners safer living conditions and 
assist them with instant equity by increasing property values.  The project is community driven by a small increase in sales tax while offering huge benefit to the community.


The first phase of the project includes five
 (5) bridge relocations and a rebuild of the Sholes Road Bridge.  The new Sholes Road Bridge will be 100 feet wider and host a vast traffic pattern.  The goal of this large undertaking is to create an overflow area and safely move storm water flow away from the cars and housing areas. 


Meyer Contracting Inc. is 
installing the bridge abutments for these newly relocated structures. The use of 14" H-Beams in the channel beds was installed using an ICE® 44 Vibratory Pile Driver was used to drive these to the pre-determined depth.  This particular ICE® vibratory driver/extractor has over 180 tons of driving force enabling the contractor to easily drive these H-piles deep into the soil.  


Thank you to Meyer Contracting for a
 successful partnership.  ICE® is excited to be a part of such an important community rebuild.  We are excited to seeing this area become prosperous flood free space for both the travelers and residents of Randolph, Nebraska.


Media Contact- 
 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA  
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations  
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc  
Office - 704-821-8200  
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as 44B Vibratory Hammer, Building Bridges, ICEUSA, Pile Driving.

Protecting our ground water for future generations

ICE ® Comacchio Rig aids in saving our environment

Editor: Hailey Tatu


The
 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has the responsibility of evaluating physical and environmental risks presented by former manufactured gas plants (aka MGP)Testing was done on soil and groundwater at the vacant K-Babylon site to determine contamination levels post usageThe results required immediate expertise to resolve elevated ground-based contaminants. 

Th
is small parcel has been posted and remains cut off from public use or passage. The formal remediation plan to remove the harmful toxins and prevent chemicals moving laterally was placed in the hands of an expert, Geo-Solutions. This team of experts at Geo-Solutions has begun work to
 solidify the soils with a proprietary grouting process and cut off walls to ensure complete encapsulation of the contaminatesTheir process will help ensure the ground water remains safe from contaminates leeching.  

Geo-Solutions chose to drill and mix the soils and grouts with the highly versatile, multipurpose, large diameter Comacchio CH450 provided by ICE®'s vast rental fleetThis self-erecting rig, CH450, was equipped with a 9-foot (9') soil mixing blade. The process entailed this rig drilling 40' deep repeatedly for in-situ solidification of soils, which overall was approximately 1,300 cubic yards of treated soil. Congratulations to Geo-Solutions for the successful solidification process, as they have protected the surrounding groundwater and restored the integrity of this parcel for future use.  

 
Media Contact- 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Comacchio Drill Rigs. Tagged as CH450 Comacchio, Comacchio, Drilling Rigs.

Port of Cleveland Gains Funding

ICE 50B delivers at the Port of Cleveland

Editor: Hailey Tatu


The Port of Cleveland was awarded an $11 million infrastructure development grant from the U.S Department of Transportation to redesign the General cargo terminal and modernize more the 50% of the existing structure. Port of Cleveland generates 
$3.5 billion in annual economic activity and over 20 thousand jobs making this a wise investment for US infrastructure. In preparation for the rise of bulk cargo demand, Great Lakes Construction will oversee the rehabilitation of docks 24 & 26W, the bulk terminal ore conveyance tunnel extension, and expand the cargo terminal access road & main gate. 


ICE
® and another pile driver manufacturer were both sought out for a compelling comparison to see them drive 75ft long Z Steel Sheets in demanding soil conditions. Great Lakes Contractors began the process with an HPSI 500 with an Eccentric Moment of 5000 and a suspended weight of 1800, the machine was driving but production needed to move forward with better mobility of the piling equipment due to unforeseen challenges in the landscape. Due to the outstanding record of accomplishments that ICE® Vibratory Drivers and Extractors have earned over the past 47 years in manufacturing, our ICE ® regional expert and longtime team member John Fleming was called to bring in a different option, one that includes better mobility (lighter) yet best in class driving powerThe Model 50B Driver and Extractor with an Eccentric moment of 5000 and a light weight of only 15000, exceeds the HPSI Driving force by over 5 tons.  

Each machine was given one week of onsite demonstration driving in Port of Cleveland, and after the ICE® Model 50B outperformed the HPSI and was also provided to the customer at a beyond reasonable quote, Great Lakes decided to purchase a fresh off the line, industry leading ICE® Model 50B. We are proud to announce this project is on track with the projected timeline and reports flawless execution in their infrastructure updates. 

Congratulations to Great Lakes Construction! 

 

Media Contact- 
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA 
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations 
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc 
Office - 704-821-8200 
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as HPSI 500, ICE 50B Vibratory Driver/Extractor, Pile Driving, Port of Cleveland.

ICE® 22 Drives a Good Foundation

Editor: Ashley Steele

Swedesboro, NJ joined the Memorandum of 
Understanding (MOU) with Woolwich Township, Gloucester County Utilities Authority, and the Gloucester County Improvement Authority for conveyance of sewage and the construction of a new pump and main station.  Under this agreement, the Borough of Swedesboro is obligated to build, own, and operate the station which will connect to the larger facility on King's Highway.


Although this agreement was made in April of 2020, construction has been slow due to the ongoing pandemic. 
In order to 
move the project along, Tomar Construction out of East Brunswick, NJ was contracted to construct the new pump stations and sewage plants.  The ICE® 22 Vibratory Pile Driver/Extractor easily installs the sheet piles that Tomar is driving.  These piles act as the foundation for sewage conveyance, properly installed and tested so that the sewage is transported safely.

This 
joint effort MOU will allow these cities to share the burden of proper sewage treatment.  All of the cities in the agreement have big plans for future neighborhoods, commercial and retail spaces.  ICE® plans to be there to help build these thriving communities in the New Jersey area! 
 


 Media Contact-  
Pollyanna Cunningham, MA, MBA  
Director Marketing, Brand and Media Relations  
ICE® - International Construction Equipment, Inc  
Office - 704-821-8200  
Email - marketing@iceusa.com 

Posted in Vibratory Pile Hammers. Tagged as ICE 22 Vibratory Pile Driver, Pile Driving, Vibratory Pile Hammer.