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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.

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vsl at the world nuclear exhibition

VSL at the World Nuclear Exhibition

Joining forces with Bouygues Travaux Publics, Bouygues Energie et Services, Novi and Bouygues Travaux Publics Nuclear Services, VSL has participated in the first edition of the World Nuclear Exhibition which took place in Paris from October 14 – 16, 2014. The World Nuclear Exhibition (WNE) is aiming to be the leading forum for international business meetings spanning all sectors of the civil nuclear industry. The objectives are to be the top platform worldwide dedicated to the entire nuclear energy sector, for sharing, sourcing and doing business on a global scale, to provide an opportunity for companies of all sizes to display their know-how and skills in all areas of the nuclear energy industry.

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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.

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