Case studies

Diaphragm walls: a first for Keller India

One advantage that Keller has as a global company is its ability to draw on worldwide experience and expertise to transfer techniques from one market to another to achieve growth. Keller India did just that in 2016 to secure its first ever diaphragm wall contract as part of the Lucknow metro project.

A stronger, more unified Keller brand

Keller evolved and unified its corporate identity this year to emphasise that all its companies are connected and ensure that its brand is recognised around the world.

Global product teams at work

To enhance our engineering and operational capabilities, ten global product teams (GPTs) were established, covering each of our major product lines. They’re starting to make a real difference on the ground with successes on bid assistance; new design methods; technology transfer; and equipment development.

Partnering for success

Like other business units in the Keller family, Hayward Baker and HJ Foundation are increasingly collaborating to secure and deliver contracts that neither would have won on their own.

Remote fixes maximise productivity

As our machinery becomes more technologically advanced, so too do the methods we use for diagnosing and solving problems. Keller has a team that can fault-find, and often fix a machine almost anywhere in the world – without leaving their desks.

East Branch Dam Pennsylvania

During 2015, Keller made two strategic acquisitions, one of which was Bencor in North America.

Dampier Western Australia

The second significant acquisition in 2015 was Austral Construction Pty, Limited ("Austral"). Operated from Melbourne, Victoria, the business has a particular emphasis on marine piling work and has a significant customer base in Western Australia, an area of potential geographical growth for Keller.

Port Of Safi Morocco

Keller is able to leverage its scale to deliver major infrastructure projects around the globe. Expertise exists across the Keller Group and by connecting this knowledge, the best geotechnical solution can be found for the customer. This engineering and operational capability has been brought to bear to deliver an offshore ground improvement project in North Africa.

Star Refinery Aliaga, Turkey

Whilst Keller has global strength, it is also a local, customer focussed business. By working with our clients and forming partnerships with the other project stakeholders we are able to develop winning solutions.

Crossrail London

Keller is the largest geotechnical contractor in the world, with a strong balance sheet. This makes it possible to be involved in some of the largest contracts. As one would expect, the company was heavily involved in the Crossrail Project working on many different sites for different construction teams. In all, Keller secured over £80m of geotechnical work on this one project alone.

Wrigley Field Chicago

Through sharing best practice and innovation across the Group Keller is able to introduce new products or solutions organically into new markets. As an example dry soil mixing, which was traditionally performed by our Scandinavian business has been successfully used in Poland, the UK, the USA, Malaysia and Australia, by transferring the technology in-house.

Berlin State Opera House EMEA

The Berlin State Opera is housed in a building originally constructed as the Royal Opera in 1743 — the first free-standing opera house in Germany.

Dahej LNG tanks Asia

The main contractor’s (IHI) primary requirement was to employ a reliable piling contractor who could deliver a high quality product on time.

Eliott Bay Seawall North America

Hayward Baker is currently performing jet grouting to depths of up to 85 feet to provide seismic stability and foundation support for the repair and replacement of a 3,681 foot (0.7-mile) section of the 100-year-old Elliott Bay Seawall.

Hunter Expressway Australia

The new Hunter Expressway was built over 19th and 20th century coal mine workings up to 110m in depth.

Keppel Merlimau Cogen Asia

Keppel was building Keppel Merlimau Cogen II Project (IIA & IIB), a second power plant near their existing plant on Jurong Island.

Lord Hill's Bridge EMEA

Lord Hill’s Bridge is the location for the Royal Oak Portal, which will form the Western tunnel entrance for the Crossrail scheme to link East and West London by main-line railway.

Mundra LNG tanks Asia

The main contractor’s (IHI) primary technical concern was the risk of soil liquefaction.

Newcastle Coal Terminal Works (NCIG II) Australia

Having completed Stage I in 2008, KGE performed ground improvement works on Stage II of NCIG’s third Newcastle coal terminal works.

Overseas Passenger Terminal Extension Australia

Waterway Constructions worked in a design and construction capacity to deliver this high-profile project for the Port of NSW.

Plant Vogtle North America

Case installed the cooling tower foundations for the new reactor units at the nuclear power station at the Plant Vogtle site.

Porto de Sudeste EMEA

At Itaguai, some 80km from the city of Rio de Janeiro, approximately 50 million tons of iron ore per year is expected to be exported via a port at Porto de Sudeste.

Punggol Waterway 2 Asia

The new 4.2km artificial Punggol Waterway runs through a residential area, connecting two existing reservoirs and the town centre, With commercial, residential, cultural and recreational facilities planned for the area, the Waterway will provide modern waterfront living.

Rome Metro Extension EMEA

The new Metro B1 line is an extension of the existing B Line, north of Rome.

Sengkang General Hospital Asia

Singapore’s Ministry of Health had accelerated the construction of large general hospitals, in anticipation of increased demands for healthcare services.

South California – Job 54000 North America

Hayward Baker’s client was building five new 80,000 bbl, 110-ft dia fuel storage tanks at a terminal in southern California

Three Nations Bridge Crossing North America

The Three Nations Bridge project involved the replacement of an existing bridge on the Canadian side of the St. Lawrence River connecting Cornwall, Ontario; Cornwall Island (Akwesasne Indian Reservation); and Massena, New York – hence the “Three Nations” designation.

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From our history


Keller acquired Hayward Baker (US)


c.10,000 employees, Acquired Bencor (North America) and Austral (Australia)