Mega Drill for the Alabama Mega Site Project

Editor: Ashley Steele 

The South Alabama Mega Site Project is a $12.5 million dollar plan to expand commerce in Baldwin County, Alabama. This region is the 11th fastest growing metro area in the United States. The 3009 acres (about half the area of JFK Airport) site will allow for growth by way of railroad and Port of Mobile expansions. $5.5 million of the project alone is being utilized on the railroad portion of the project.

The railroad in Bay Minette will receive an on-site rail spur to connect it to the CSX mainline. These mainlines will run 32 miles to the Port of Mobile and throughout the Midwest. OCCI Inc. was awarded a sub-contract for foundation work performed on this huge project. The team at OCCI realized they were going to need the proper drilling foundation equipment to complete this task efficiently.  

ICE® supplied a 115-50 Rotary Head Drill with 100 feet of 30" centralized auger flighting. This mega drill is up to the challenge that this huge site project demands. The drilled holes will be filled with pipes, grout, and rebar cages to fortify the foundation for the railroad expansion. The ICE® 115-50 Rotary Head Drill can easily support large auger-cast flighting to make larger jobs seem simplified. 

OCCI Inc. and its onsite crews are doing a fantastic job on this Mega Site. We at ICE® are thankful to be a part of the creation and growth potential that this project has instore for Baldwin County!  
Excellence at its best, OCCI, Inc! 

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Posted in Drill Mast. Tagged as Drilling Foundations, ICE 115-50 Rotary Head Drill, ICEUSA, Rail work, Railroad.


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