n IMIESA - CFA piles to address slippage : piling solutions : project news
|Article Title||CFA piles to address slippage : piling solutions : project news|
|© Publisher:||3S Media (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Apr 2012|
|Pages||43 - 44|
The railway line passing through Mahalumbe is part of Transnet's strategic 580 km CoalLink that collects coal from Mpumalanga's 44 coal-rich mines and descends from the Highveld through rural KwaZulu-Natal, terminating at Richards Bay. The line supports coal-carrying trains of up to 23 000 t gross weight. Esorfranki Geotechnical's Byron Field explains that the bank on one side of the railway line at the Mahalumbe cutting had started to slip due to an abundance of ground water. Slippage of the bank was causing the railway line to lift.
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