Freyssinet Products Company Italia, on behalf of Freyssinet, attended the 16th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering (ECEE) held in Thessaloniki (Greece) from 18th to 21st June 2018, as Bronze Sponsor.
During April 2018, the site division of FPC ITALIA performed the lifting of the new railway viaduct in Serravalle Scrivia (AL) for the replacement of the temporary rubber bearings with the definitive spherical bearings type Tetron SB with ISOGLIDE®. This is the first supply of the bearings with the special sliding material, designed by FPC ITALIA Technical Dept., manufactured and installed in Italy.
ISOLAB performed the first official test out of all the Factory Production Control Tests to carry out for the supply of 704 pendulum isolators for the base isolation of the 70.000 sqm. new logistic platform in Trieste harbor.
Isolab, dynamic testing facility of Freyssinet in Italy, has launched the 70 MN testing bench able to perform dynamic tests on seismic isolators at a very high level, with capacity that only few laboratories in the world can have.
FPC ITALIA, in cooperation with FREYSSINET CHILE, has completed in record time (just 3 and a half months), the supply of 154 isolators type LRB for the new building of the provincial Hospital of Curicó. Since the previous awarded supplier was not able to overcome the severe tests required by the designer’s technical specifications and the Chilean standard, Freyssinet was requested by the customer to intervene urgently to replace them.
FPC ITALIA and FREYSSINET PERÚ have conquered a large percentage of the seismic protection market in Perù. In fact a long stretch of “Via Expresa linea Amarilla” connecting eleven Districts in Lima, four important hospitals, one private university and the roadway bridge Mantaro will be seismic isolated with the Freyssinet ISOSISM® devices.
The works for rehabilitation, strengthening and replacement of the damaged joint on the viaduct at km 31+610 of the county road 30 “DI VALLE BORMIDA” in the Acqui Terme municipality have been officially started.
FPC ITALIA in cooperation with Fryssinet de Panama has completed the supply of the isolators and of the joints for the San Isidro Bridge in the Republic of El Salvador.
FPC Italia is part of the new projects in Kuwait. We have completed the supply of Nos. 64 steel pot bearings with vertical capacities between 414tons and 828tons. Before the shipment, the devices have even been tested at ISOSISM laboratory in accordance with AASHTO standard with Third Party Witnessing by Bureau Veritas.
Full designed, built and assembled by the FPC ITALIA and ISOLAB team, the new bi-axial testing machine ‘5MN’ has been commissioned on July 2017. A new strength for the ISOLAB laboratory, for FPC Italia and for the Soletanche-Freyssinet group.