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Usace: O-Pile King 140' Long Sections at GICC West Closure Complex

Usace: O-Pile King 140' Long Sections at GICC West Closure Complex

USACE NEW ORLEANS

That project featured the first use of spiral welded pipes on a USACE job with 54” diameter pipe: 54”OD x .875” wall thickness featuring O-Pile system with WOF/WOM Connectors in 140′ in length and a total of 172 O-Pile King sections. Domestic readily available pipes were used to speed up the project delivery time.



The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway West Closure Complex is a part of the New Orleans Drainage System; it consists of a navigable floodgate, a pumping station, flood walls, sluice gates, foreshore protection, and an earthen levee. The complex was designed to reduce risk for residences and businesses in the project area from a storm surge associated with a tropical event, with an intensity that has a one percent chance of occurring in any given year. This project was operated for the first time on August 29, 2012, in response to Hurricane Isaac.[1]

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