Caissons being built to anchor and support the building of a battery cell manufacturing plant in high seismic zone

BlueOval SK Battery Park

Michels built 1,313 caissons to anchor and support the building foundation of a new multi-million square foot lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing plant in a high seismic zone. Michels utilized temporary casing and polymer slurry drilling fluid. The polymer slurry was specially tailored and used as a successful technique to manage hole stability throughout drilling in the soft materials.

In total, Michels drilled more than 72,000 feet, utilizing as many as 8 different drill rigs at peak construction, and tremie poured more than 100,000 cubic yards of concrete.