The construction site in Tobolsk is located approximately 1,000 km east of the Ural mountings which separate Europe and Asia on the banks of the river Irtysch. Harsh winters with temperatures up to – 52°C limit the accessibility of Tobolsk by river for heavy load equipment to a period between May and September and require special precaution measures for all winter construction activities. In summer time, the unfreezing perma frost soil turns into a muddy ground forming a challenge to transportation movements and erection activities.
Due to these soil conditions, heavy piling is required to stabilise the foundations for most of the civil and structural objects. Together with the local construction partners, Linde will combine efforts to lead this project to a successful completion.