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ULMA Construction participates in various infrastructure improvement projects planned for the Brazil 2016 Olympic Games

Apr 26, 2016
ULMA Construction is participating in various projects related to expanding the Metro network and building the Estaiada bridge; improvement projects included within the infrastructure plan for holding the Río de Janeiro Olympic Games in August.

The Metro extension project includes the construction of Line 4, a 16 km line with seven stations between the southern cities of Ipanema and the western area of the city of Carioca, which once completed will transport more than 300,000 passengers per day.

The challenge for the project was to propose solutions that would enable the reuse of products such as ORMA modular formwork, ENKOFORM VMK beam formwork, preassembled VR table form and the ALUPROP aluminium prop, avoiding the continuous process of assembly and disassembly in each location.

On the other hand, the construction of Estaiada Bridge is one of the most important works in terms of challenge and dimensions. A cable-stayed bridge 72 m high and 320 m long, with inclined pylons, for the construction of which ULMA used the ATR self-climbing formwork system, which can make vertical structures with no need to use a crane.

For the construction of these pylons, ULMA combined the ATR self-climbing formwork system with ENKOFORM VMK beams, thereby complying with the deadlines together with the highest safety standards.