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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.

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Spanish record breaker

Several records will be broken by a 1,620m-long composite bridge being built for a new highspeed railway in North West of Spain.VSL was awarded contracts to install a total of 25,000t of the steel structure. The first part of the work was finished in August 2013 with the installation of the pier tables on top of the four main concrete piers. At each pier, two 400t segments had to be positioned in a complex lifting, tilting and lowering operations.

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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.

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