GROUP brings Power to Thousands

GROUP brings Power to Thousands 
Editor: Debbie Reaney

Entergy Louisiana is constructing a new substation and distribution circuits in Calcasieu Parish as part of its commitment to increasing the resilience of the electric system and providing customers with reliable power. The approximately $24 million project will benefit thousands of customers in the Gillis, Moss Bluff and north and east Lake Charles areas. 

To help with the construction of this new substation Entergy selected locally based GROUP Contractors, out of Baton Rouge. Because GROUP is committed to staying on top of the latest technologies and techniques in their field of deep foundations and construction, their decision to work with ICE®'s continuous flight auger specialists was an easy choice. ICE® is dedicated as the one-stop foundation shop to offer a solution for every soil type and situation.  

The average drilled CFA pile in Louisiana is 24" (inches) in diameter, yet for this project a variety of 30- and 36-inch diameter shafts with various depths averaging 35' (feet) and some as deep as 90' (feet) were required. GROUP's expertise was tested yet again with the uncommonly tougher soil in this LA area.  

Geotechnical soil boring indicated that the ICE ®HB85, known for its extensive drilling capacity and torque range, would handle this job with power to spare. However, the engineers at GROUP quickly reached out to their team in the field to learn more about these ultra-stiff soil conditions.   It was determined that the premier ICE® 115-50, designed to provide ultimate flexibility, would offer maximum benefit to the varied sized CFA installs. 

Splendid work to the foundation experts at GROUP. Knowing what your needs are to accomplish a job quickly and safely is paramount. ICE® is proud to have their equipment and rental fleet working on projects that help to ensure the reliability of energy to Louisiana area residents. Thank you for choosing our team, we look forward to continuing to build our relationship.

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Posted in Drill Mast. Tagged as #AugerCast, HB-85 Drill, Hydraulic Rotary Head, ICE 115-50 Rotary Head Drill.

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