Keller supplied and installed several Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) full-scale pile load tests.

As part of pre-construction for the production facilities, Keller was awarded a contract to supply and install several Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) full scale pile load tests. BHP - Jansen Potash Project will have an annual capacity of 10M tonnes and a 50 year lifespan.

Supply and installation

  • (4) full scale Continuous Flight Auger (CFA) Load Tests Piles
  • Pile sizes ranging from 610mm to 914mm
  • 914mm X 27.1m length CFA pile - load tested to 7,289 kN
  • Testing to failure using Osterberg Load Cells (O-Cells)

Successful load test program carried out on-time, on-budget with no safety incidents, providing timely, valuable information to the projects geotechncial team to assist in their design of the site wide piling and foundations program.

Project Facts


BHP Billiton

Main Contractor(s)

SNC Lavalin

Keller Business Unit(s)

Keller Foundations Ltd.



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BHP Jansen Potash Project Summary