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works begin at south ventilation building to admiralty tunnels site

Works begin at South Ventilation Building to Admiralty Tunnels site

Intrafor has just launched the works of the South Ventilation Building to Admiralty Tunnels site in Hong Kong (SCL 1128) as part of the Shatin to Central Link scheme. This project, commissioned by MTR Corporation, aims to the extension of the railway network connecting the New Territories and Kowloon to HK Island. Intrafor will execute the construction of two launch shafts for the excavation of four new underground tunnels and of one shaft for a new ventilation building. The three shafts will be constructed using diaphragm wall techniques. Intrafor will also execute ground improvement treatments – including TAM (Tubes à manchettes), jet grouting and compensation grouting – along the tunnels’ alignment.

vsl integra secures full scope rehabilitation contract

VSL INTEGRA secures full scope rehabilitation contract

VSL in Switzerland, acting under the brand name VSL INTEGRA has been awarded a contract for repair and strengthening works at the headquarters of FORS in Studen near Biel. VSL will act as main contractor and will undertake architectural and structural design work, including quality management, all of the rehabilitation work, including concrete removal, drilling to insert reinforcement and fixings, formwork and concreting work as well as the installation and stressing of the post-tensioning system demolition, dismantling and rehabilitation works, and all secondary works.


Quieter crossing in Slovakia

Installation of a post-tensioned deck was chosen as a quieter alternative than the traditional steel for a rail bridge crossing the Váh River in an urban area of Trenčín in Slovakia. The new bridge is being built as part of the upgrade of the Nové Mesto nad Váhom – Púchov railway. The project for Slovak Railways is being co-financed by EU funds and built by Bögl and Krýsl to a design by Betoning. The seven-span viaduct is 340m long and is being constructed by the balanced cantilever method. VSL is supplying tie bars and post-tensioning, together with PT-Plus® ducting.