The project utilizes unique equipment and high-complexity technologies, and the work is being carried out in the narrowest area of the Port of Klaipeda, where the ship traffic is most intense. The construction of the wall needs to be completed within a very short period, during a single season, working both day and night.
The support wall is formed by steel tubes driven into the ground, tightly interconnected to create a soil-impermeable structure. The main purpose of the wall is to reinforce the existing breakwater structure to withstand the load from the stones, which will enable the deepening and expansion of the Klaipeda port channel.
LNK Industries is carrying out the work using DTH drilling technology, drilling through the existing pier structure, consisting of stones and massive blocks. This is the first project in Lithuania where such technology is being applied to drill large-sized piles through granite.
The length of the support wall is 200 meters, with the top edge of the wall reaching a depth of up to 11 meters below the water surface, and the bottom edge reaching up to 28 meters from the water surface.