Franki supports the Great River Bridge in Mauritius

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  Paving the future for one of the most aesthetic infrastructure landmarks in Mauritius, the Frankipile team achieved another milestone with the successful completion of the foundations for a new iconic ravine bridge. Located south of Port Louis, the A1M1 bridge – as it is commonly referred to – will effectively connect the areas of Chebel and Sorèze on either …

Definitive Geotechnical Work Unveils Bumper Edition

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Reflecting the rich history of the Franki legend, the Fifth Edition of the widely acknowledged “Blue Book” on geotechnical engineering incorporates elements of its holding company, the Keller Group, and many of Keller’s state of the art ground improvement and grouting technologies. The book, entitled A Guide to Practical Geotechnical Engineering in Africa was officially launched by Keller’s Professor Michal …

Franki Steams Ahead in Africa

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INTRODUCTION A number of geothermal power stations have been constructed in Kenya since 1985. Franki Africa (a Keller company) is currently involved in constructing the foundations for a further expansion at Olkaria, the largest geothermal power station of its kind in Africa. Olkaria is located immediately to the south of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley of Kenya. This …

Franki defies challenges to meet landmark project’s tight programme

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An optimised design to match a taxing contract programme was instrumental in Franki Africa’s ability to hand over the challenging foundations and lateral support work for the landmark 144 Oxford project on time.    Franki Africa was recently contracted to provide geotechnical services for the ground-breaking 144 Oxford project, a flagship development by Growthpoint Properties. Located on Oxford Road in Rosebank, …

Franki Africa supports decades of Sandton development

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As construction development continues apace in Sandton, dubbed the new financial district of South Africa, specialist geotechnical contractor Franki Africa has made a leading contribution to the provision of geotechnical solutions for decades of development within the Sandton Central Business District. Sandton was officially established in July 1969, deriving its name from a combination of two of its suburbs, Sandown …

Franki pulls out all stops to unravel brewing challenges at Mozambican project

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An ambitious project timeline for the construction of Cervejas de Moçambique’s new brewery, compounded by a late start to the project due to external constraints, saw geotechnical specialist Franki pull out all the stops to ensure partial handovers of the foundations and lateral support to allow the main contractor to carry on with the works.        Franki Africa is once …

Sappi Project – Standing the test of time

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Introduction When Edgard Frankignoul invented the Franki pile in 1909 he had no idea that 110 years later it would still be regarded as one of the most cost-effective and reliable solutions for a host of different geological conditions. “It’s quite amazing,” says Franki Africa’s Gavin Byrne, “that with only relatively small improvements over time, the Franki pile, after so …

Bridging Communities – Franki Africa’s expertise on show

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A magnificent bridge over the Okavango River in the Mohembo Village area which is being piled by Keller’s Franki Africa for main contractor Itinera/Cimolai JV, is a shining example of Franki’s diverse strengths. Here we focus on Franki’s renowned ability to deliver in remote and challenging environments. The bridge, which connects villages on the east of the river with the …

Franki Africa’s geotechnical champion

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It takes more than the highest levels of ground engineering expertise and experience to be Keller’s Franki Africa, Africa’s geotechnical champion. Much more!  It takes business acumen, customer service excellence, team-building skills, and a whole lot more. Among the important skills required to wear this crown, especially in these times of challenging economic conditions, are the abilities to reconfigure original …