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Project Purpose:

The Klang, Malaysia area is characterized by a deep (>15m to 30m) deposit of soft alluvial clay. This clay exhibits low shear strength and high compressibility. Helical piles are a suitable foundation solution for this type of soil profile. Due to the weak nature of the clay, achieving bearing capacity relies primarily on the end bearing of the pile with its enlarged helix plates rather than skin friction along the pile shaft. However, the design must consider the potential for negative skin friction, which can occur due to soil consolidation and settlement around the piles.

For BP Malaysia oil tank farm construction projects, where safe & efficient construction solution with upholding Zero Accident Commitments is mandatory by project manager Ranhill Worley Sdn Bhd. Helical piles offer a distinct advantage over conventional reinforced concrete (RC) piles that it was specifically designed to address safety concerns by eliminating the need for welding, heavy lifting crane, and manual handling of piles during installation.

RIYE Engineering Installs (8) Helical Pulldown Piles to Support a New Lubricant Blending Plant in Klang Selangor, Malaysia

April, 2024

RIYE Engineering - Helical Pile Asia


1-10-07 Aurora Sovo,

Plaza Bukit Jalil

Aurora Place

No.1 Persiaran Jalil 1,

57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Telephone: +6017-3030783



Project information: Lubricant Blending Plant, Klang Selangor Malaysia . Jun 2024

Structures: Pipe Bridges

Soil Type: Alluvial soft clay, sandy layer.

No. of Piles: (8)

Pile Capacities: Helical pull down pile H74, pile working capacity 100kN x 8 points @ 30m-33m

Helix Bearing Plates: (2) 254mm, 305mm

Pile Caps: Reinforced concrete pile cap

Installation Timeline: Test pile (8) days; working piles (3) days