Bringing stability in THE BALTIC

1970 Jan 01

A variety of restoration projects are currently under way in the Baltic States, using modern techniques for repair and renovation. M&C visited Riga, the capital of Latvia, to see how MAI self-drilling anchors are being used to provide stability.

The Old City of Riga, capital of Latvia, was built in the Middle Ages and attracts many visitors each year, not least because of its magnificent buildings.The problem for future generations, however, is that the city is sinking. Built on wooden piles on a muddy, sandy plain, many of the old buildings have begun to subside, causing severe structural damage. Sadly, some of the city?s cultural heritage has already been lost but today ground engineers are making a determined effort to stop the subsidence process. FORE, a company with extensive experience of micropiling in and around the city, mostly underpinning buildings and office blocks that are being renovated. To do this, the company uses micropiles, MAI self-drilling anchors and MAI grout pumps from Atlas Copco.

Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.