Georgian Railways JSC
June 2018 – July 2019
Site visit, 3-D volumetric model, geotechnical back analysis and slope stability calculations, design reviewPDF-Download
Consultancy services for the independent checking of the design for the stabilization of Zvare landslide.
Georgian Railway JSC has started the implementation of the railway modernization project on the railway line between Tibilisi and Makhinjauri Station according to the rules of FIDIC Yellow Book. In May 2017 during excavation works, a huge landslide with a depth of 30- 40 m and a total volume of approx. 1.5 Mio m³ was triggered. Construction works were stopped immediately. The contractor worked out a remediation concept, which foresees a massive unloading by removing another 1 Mio m³ of soil in the upper part of the slope.
Total sliding volume: 1.460.000 m³
Depth of slide: 30- 40 m
Length of railway line affected: 250 m
The project are is located in Central Georgia within the Transcaucasian region between two major thrust faults in a NNW-SSE compression regime. Therefore, the whole region is highly affected by tectonic faulting and folding. In the project area, there has been an ancient, inactive landslide even before construction works have started. This old slide was reactivated due to the recent excavation works.