Reference project Foundation Construction Train: Major project Stuttgart 21 – Bad Cannstatt

The company was commissioned with the installation of the foundations for 16 signal brackets by Leonhard Weiss in Bad Cannstatt. A total of 18 bored piles (DN 880) in lengths ranging from six to 22 metres are being driven into the ground to this end with the help of the latest boring technology that the track-mounted carrier provides. All 18 piles – both in the embankment and railway cut – were successfully installed during the project period.

The track-foundation-laying train uses special set-up procedures and tool logistics while delivering high foundation performances, quality and speed to adapt special civil-engineering procedures for the railway sector and guarantees the sustainable, safe and cost-effective implementation of projects.

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Construction time for bored piles:

around 20 shifts from 14 May 2023

Scope of work:

  • Foundations for 16 signal brackets in Bad Cannstatt in TSP
  • Bored piles D=0.88 m – L= 5.70 m to 21.74 m
  • Extreme embankment and cut locations, without overhead line dismantling
  • Around 200 running meters of cased boreholes with track-foundation-laying train (partly in Gipskeuper)
  • Reinforcement cages around 20.0 tonnes
  • Around 125 m3 of C35/45 concreting in total, of which 60% from outside by boom pump and 40% by rail-mounted concrete logistics
  • Excavation around 150 tonnes

HERING reference projects Foundation Construction Train:

Track foundations with equipment by HERING

  • Vibration-free drilling of holes with diameters of up to 1350 mm
  • MR 105 V (SilentVibro) vibrator for the high-frequency vibrating of sheet-piling profiles of lengths of up to 12 metres
  • HRS 5 hydraulic hammer for pile driving lengths of up to 12,20 metres
  • MPU 660 sheet-piling press or MPZ for pressing sheet pilings, Z-profiles, U-profiles and light profiles of up to 12 metres in length
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