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.
The first deliveries of the 855 double surface sliding pendulum isolators ISOSISM PS have started. They will seismically isolate the huge concrete slab post tensioned with 750 ton of strands. The object is the new logistic hub of Trieste port - Italy. The 70.000 square meter slab has a structural net of 10 x 10 meters. On each single column will be installed the sliding pendulum designed, manufactured and tested by FPC ITALIA.
The marketing in Italy of the brand FOREVA is still on progress. Design and technical offices, architects, apartment blocks administrators… our attention is addressed to everyone who are dealing with structures to retrofit and/or repair.
The supply of the high damping rubber bearings type HDRB according to the European Standard EN15129 for the seismic protection of the new headquarter in Osimo of the LEGA DEL FILO D’ORO (Charity Association helping deaf and blind persons) has been completed, after the successful execution of the type and routine tests. The routine tests have been performed at our improved ISOLAB laboratory which has obtained the ISO 9001 certification and has been recognized as official certified laboratory according to European Standard EN15129.
The synergy among FPC Italia, Freyssinet Total Indonesia and Freyssinet TD scored a great success for the seismic isolation of the Light Rail Train Project in Jakarta, Indonesia. The technical support provided to the local main contractor PT Adhi Karya and the French Consultant SISTRA, to define the best solution for limiting the maximum horizontal force transmitted to the foundation, has played a significant role in the choice of ISOSISM LRB isolators.
FPC ITALIA is completing the supply to FREYSAS of the bearings equipped with seismic damping devices at high hysteresis. Thanks to these two important projects, Freyssinet has got the CE certification for ISOSISM® Displacement Dependent Devices (type DDD according to the standard EN 15129). The Alibeyköy and Kagithane viaducts are part of the new Istanbul metro line.
The growth of FPC Italia continues with the completion of the new 70 MN testing equipment in the evolved test laboratory of FREYSSINET group. At ISOLAB, at the plant in Montebello della Battaglia (PV) - Italy, the tests on new equipment entirely designed by Freyssinet Technical Department and realized with our teams officially started.