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HZMB update

HZMB update

The first pair of precast shells for the pile caps of the Hong Kong- Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) was installed in December with a 300t floating crane. The shells, fabricated in China, weighed 210t, making a total lift load of 230t with the support system and access walkway. They were the first in a long series of 148 shells that will be installed. The support system has been designed to avoid high-risk diving works. Temporary support beams are clamped to the shell walls with VSL Stress bars and rest on king posts until the concrete stitch between the shell and pile head reaches 30MPa. The shell is then ready for internal pile cap works.

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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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