Bauer wins foundation work for 460m Russia tower

Firm follows up on success at Jeddah's 1km world-tallest Kingdom Tower

An artist's impression of the tower
An artist's impression of the tower
A recent photo of the preparatory works underway (source:
A recent photo of the preparatory works underway (source:


Bauer Group's Russian subsidiary has won a contract for the foundation work on the Lakhta Tower in St Peterburg, on the Baltic coast. When completed, it will stand at 460 metres and is expected to be the tallest tower in Europe.

Bauer will be responsible for sinking around 260 bored piles down to a depth of 85 metres, with diameters of up to two metres.

Two BG40 and two BG28 state-of-the-art Bauer drilling rigs will be used for this purpose. The work began in December, and is expected to last until the end of June 2013.

"We are pleased to be carrying out the foundation works for what will be the tallest building in Europe," said Prof. Thomas Bauer, chairman of the management board of Bauer.

"Russia is a very dynamic market and we benefit from our long-term presence there time and again. It is wonderful to be involved in such an exceptional project."

The contract win follows on from Bauer being awarded foundation work on the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, worth $32.8 milllion, and foundation works for part of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, worth $85.2m.


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