Archer-Western was contracted to update the existing water / sewage treatment plant at the “Norfolk International Marine Terminal” they knew they would need some large vibratory hammers as well as some very specialized ones for this project due to the soil conditions and the vibration requirements for the sheet pile installation. APE Mid-Atlantic had the equipment and game plan to tackle this difficult task. Jimmy Deemer / APE branch Manager contacted the on site Project manager, Andy Curl and they decided to use the APE 200-6 Vibratory hammer for the outer wall of the large coffer cell, and an APE 250VM (Variable Moment) for the vibration sensitive area’s around existing structures. Both hammers performed flawlessly installing the 60′ – 80′ sheet pile. Even the seasoned pilebucks who had never been around a variable moment hammer couldn’t believe that such a big hammer could drive such a long sheet pile in tough soils with no noticeable vibration and structure damage ! Amazing ! If you have a tough upcoming job, or one that is in a vibration sensitive area call your local APE branch. APE has all of the one of a kind equipment that the competition doesn’t even know about. APE has all of the solutions for all of your work…………………………Go APE !

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