Dirk Smulders succeeds Ton Kraak as CEO of Dieseko Group BV
Sliedrecht, 20 December 2018 – As of 1 January 2019 Mr Dirk Smulders will succeed Mr Ton Kraak as Chairman of the Board/CEO. Dirk Smulders has been a member of the Dieseko Group Board as Chief Operations Officer (COO) since September 2017. Ton Kraak, who has led the Dieseko Group since 2008, will continue his involvement in the group as a shareholder and in an advisory capacity.
|Dirk Smulders (left) will be the new Chairman of the Board/CEO of Dieseko Group as of 1 January 2019. He succeeds Ton Kraak (right), who will continue his involvement with the company as shareholder and in an advisory capacity.
In his new role as Chairman of the Board/CEO, Dirk Smulders will be responsible for the implementation and, where necessary, further sharpening of the present strategy. The objective is and remains to promote the current growth and to further strengthen Dieseko’s position as a leading global player in the area of high-end, innovative foundation solutions.
Dirk Smulders: “I consider it a great honour and challenge to lead Dieseko Group BV. I am really looking forward to working with my fellow board members, management and our employees to even better serve our customers all over the world with innovative products. I am grateful to my predecessor Ton Kraak for the thorough and very pleasant induction period, and I thank the Works Council, the Supervisory Board and our shareholder NPM Capital for the trust they place in me.”
Dirk Smulders studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Delft and previously held positions with final responsibility at Stork and Doedijns. He is married and has three children.
Woltman 90 DR builds foundation for new terminal in San Francisco
Currently, no less than four Woltman 90 DR drilling rigs are working at the airport of San Francisco. In several months, the complete foundation of a new terminal will be built, after that the current terminal will be teared down.
During this massive project, 1655 piles will be installed, all with a diameter of 18-24’’. The steel pipes have a length up to 127 ft. In order to stick to the deadline, pile drivers work in 10 hours shifts from Monday to Friday. Four Woltman 90 DR drilling rigs are equipped with special rotary heads, and a clamping system in order to install the steel pipes.
The average number of driven piles per day is 5 to 7, as the pile drivers need to in-bed the piles into a rock socket, to guarantee the load capacity of a pile. As data records must be made, the on-board data recorder is a very helpful tool.
Apart of the deadline, one of the great challenges of the project is the strict rules due to air traffic and fuel from planes. Foundation Contractors made a tight schedule and they are sure to finish the job within the deadline.
PVE 23VMA protects A1A from corrosion from beating waves
ASAP Instalations out of Miami, FL driving sheets with a PVE 23VMA hanging off of a custom made Komatsu with a custom made PVE 500 power pack.
Superior Construction out of Jacksonville, FL contracted ASAP Instalations to drive sheets at the Fort George Inlet, Jacksonville, FL to protect A1A from corrosion from the beating waives coming from the Atlantic Ocean.
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PVE 40VM prevents traffic jams in Jacksonville, Florida
Jacksonville suffers from serious bottlenecks in its infrastructure. Therefore, the local government invested into the main roads, to solve areas of backed up traffic. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) predicts that ‘express lanes’ are the proper solution for this challenge. A varying toll needs to be paid by each driver who wants to ride in the express lanes. Drivers will have the choice whether they are willing to spend their time in a traffic jam or not.
Constructing these roads takes valuable time. For this project, Reliable Constructors, Inc chose to rent our PVE 40VM and a hydraulic boom truck crane in order to execute the job in a fast, effective and efficient way.
Thanks to its high frequency character and PVE’s variable moment (VM) system, the PVE VM hammers are safe to use in a hydraulic boom crane, without suffering from vibrations, like they do with conventional vibratory hammers.
With this combination 30 ft long 52’’ and 72’’ diameter piles are being driven into the ground for the new overhead directional highway signs for the new lanes.