Creating solutions

A Desert Port

VSL-Intrafor recently completed a 6km cut-off wall necessary for the construction of Doha’s new container port. Built 22m underground, the cut-off wall was constructed using VSL-Intrafor’s BC40 Cutter equipment and special plastic concrete mix. This innovative concrete mix was essential to the wall’s construction, as it will later be destroyed to let sea water in and welcome container ships into the port.


PT completion in Panama

A 12-month project is nearing completion in Panama City. The Cinta Costera III project required 560 post-tensioned beams, each 40m long and weighing 90t. The beams contain a total 2,156t of post-tensioned strand. VSL was responsible for the supply of materials, as well as the installation, stressing and injection.


FSC-compliance at Intrafor

Intrafor adopts reusable steel formwork as much as possible. However, it is still necessary to use wood for some applications, such as to cover starter bars in diaphragm wall panels. To reduce the environmental impact, Intrafor is now using 100% FSC-compliant wood, where available, for this purpose. The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) identifies and certifies forests that are well managed and where biodiversity, productivity and the ecology are maintained.