HS2 (High Speed Rail) can be considered the largest infrastructure project in Europe. Its construction will take the next 15 years and the new lines will be operational until the next century. Overall, the HS2 trains will serve 25 stations that will connect around 30 million people, with an estimated 100 million passengers a year upon completion of the sections.
This is one of the largest ongoing projects in Europe in the transport sector. It deals with the realization of nos. 4 new railway lines for a total of about 200 km.
For this important project in Spain, FPC Italia is starting the shipment of the first spherical bearings type Tetron SB. The total of the order provides for n. 292 devices including fixed, unidirectional and multidirectional bearings.
Following information collected over the years and after a timely inspection carried out at the end of last year, together with the highway manager we have defined a global maintenance intervention aimed at restoring the correct functioning of the bearings and anti-seismic restraints.
This is the supply of ISOSISM isolators and SX rubber expansion joints for 5 mixed structure viaducts and precisely: n. 28 HDRB dia. 450 and n. 18 HDRB dia 500 mm all made with HARD compound and over 100 meters of expansion joints.
We have been to some sites for which Freyssinet BU Italy has been awarded the activities for base isolation with seismic devices.
FPC Italia and Freysas have been awarded an important job to build 3 different ILM viaducts (incremental launch method) for the new Fuzuli-Shusha highway in Azerbaïdjan.
Freyssinet's BU Italy has been awarded a job as interesting as it is delicate. This is the retrofit of two hospital pavilions made entirely of steel for which we have designed, produced and tested rubber isolators type HDRB dia. 400 mm of the ISOSISM range.
We are talking about Tetron SB spherical bearings for the Rail Rabat bridge of the Casablanca railway line. Bearings designed with vertical loads ranging from 6000 to 26000 kN, horizontal loads over 3000 kN and movement over 200 mm.
Launching operations of the new double arch bridge over the Po, in the Province of Mantua
The project is Perth's first major elevated railway, designed to improve public transport safety, create versatile new public spaces for the local community and reduce traffic congestion.
FPC Italia has been awarded the replacement and supply of new POT bearings and the supply and installation of expansion joints on the SS33 Sempione and Olona.
Launching operations of the second arch bridge of the NA-BA high-speed line
Freyssinet BU Italia site dept., in recent weeks, has completed a very demanding and delicate intervention on a railway bridge of the Termoli-Campobasso line in the Ripabottoni area.
FPC Italia, in collaboration with Freyssinet Mexico, managed to win a contract for the supply of seismic isolators ISOSISM type PS to be installed at the base of a school in the state of Oaxaca, in southern Mexico.
In Turin, from 11th to 15th September 2022, ANIDIS (Associazione Nazionale di Ingegneria Sismica) and ASSISi Association (Anti-Seismic Systems International Society) will organize a conference to promote a critical confrontation between researchers and professionals in the construction sector through their respective Conferences (XIX ANIDIS Conference and XVII Assisi Conference) which for the first time will take place in a combined and coordinated form.
FPC ITALIA, together with the Turkish branch Freysas and Freyssinet International, got the supply of spherical bearings type TETRON SB, sliding pendulum type ISOSISM® PS and hydraulic devices type ISOSISM® FD for the V01 and V06 Viaducts and for the approaches bridges. All these structures are part of the 1915 Canakkale Bridge project that, once completed, will be the suspension bridge with the longest center span in the world.
In the scope of an extraordinary maintenance, the Municipality of Trieste awarded FPC ITALIA the inspection and the check of the tension of the stays of the Bruno Bianchi swimming pool roof located in Trieste.
The site activity of FPC ITALIA re-start in complete safety, after the lockdown period, with the inspection and maintenance of the hangers, spherical bearings and joints installed on the Sieve and Savena railway viaducts that are located on the Bologna-Florence high-speed railway line.
FPC Italia, in cooperation with Freyssinet Spain, has completed the supply of the spherical bearings type TETRON SB with anti-lifting system, for the modernization of the City of Valencia Stadium, where the Levante football team plays.
FPC ITALIA in cooperation with Freyssinet UK is completing the supply of 1300 m of special joint type TXA180 for the extension of London City airport in London.
FPC ITALIA, with the cooperation of FREYSAS has finished the supply of the big spherical bearings with ISOGLIDE for the project of the railway bridge located on the line which will connect Dar Es Salaam and Morogoro Cities in Tanzania.
FPC ITALIA has opened its Lindekin page which can be found at the address https://www.linkedin.com/company/37512778/admin/
FPC ITALIA together with Freyssinet Menard Saudi Arabia supplied all the bearings for the project of the new bridge at Intersection of Prince Turki bin Abdul Aziz I Road with King Abdullah Road.
The supply of 112 HDRB isolators for the TABLON ALTO Viaduct, part of the Rumichaca-Pasto highway in Colombia, was successfully completed. This is the same project for which FPC ITALIA supplied the pot bearings with anti-lifting system, rubber bearings and spherical bearings with special sliding material ISOGLIDE.
With the aim to address the concerns about a sustainable development of the capital city caused by population and economic growth, the government launched the Abu Dhabi Development Plan 2030 to improve the infrastructure system in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
FPC ITALIA, in cooperation with Freyssinet Colombia, has supplied the bearings for the construction of the new highway running from Pasto to Rumichaca, near the border with Ecuador. This new 83 km long highway optimizes communication between the south of Colombia and the border with Ecuador and connects the cities of Rumichaca, Ipiales, Contadero, Iles, Imuès, El Pedregal, Tangua, Yacuanquer and Pasto.
FPC ITALIA, in cooperation with Freyssinet UK, completed the supply of the shock transmitter ISOSISM type STU for the retrofitting of the old existing iron rail bridge crossing Don river located in Scotland.
FPC ITALIA in cooperation with Freyssinet France, has successfully completed the supply of 212 sliding pendulum for the seismic base isolation of the building B50 of the new university medical center located in Pointe-à-Pitre, Abymes in Guadeloupe.
FPC ITALIA, in cooperation with Freyssinet Tierra Armada Perú, has supplied 84 lead-rubber isolators type LRB diameter 600 mm for the bridge called PICHICHACO, located in Piura region in province of Sullana and belonging to the National Road PE 1N.
As part of the contract awarded to the company MERIDIANA SERVIZI SRL OF NAPLES, FPC Italia has performed the supply of ISOSISM anti-seismic steel isolators with double sliding surface type PS, designed in accordance with European standards EN1337 and EN15129.
The “16th World Conference on Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation and Active Vibration Control of Structures (16WCSI)” was held in St. Petersburg (Russia) from 1 to 6 July 2019. The event was an extraordinary possibility to share latest international earthquake engineering knowledge with more than 200 people coming from academic and professional world.
After supplying the seismic devices type LRB with lead core for the construction of the new highway Jakarta-Cikampek (JaPek), FPC Italia with the co.operation of PT Freyssinet Indonesia has even got the order for the supply of seismic expansion joints type ISOSISM SFX.
On behalf of the Anti-Seismic Systems International Society (ASSISi) and the Russian Association for earthquake engineering and protection from natural and manmade hazards (RAEE), the 16th World Conference on Seismic Isolation, Energy Dissipation and Active Vibration Control of Structures (16WCSI) will take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, on 1-6 July 2019.
During the month of February 2019, FPC Italia signed an agreement with PARESA (www.paresa.it), international leader for the construction of tank farms, for the supply of seismic protection devices to be installed among the pillars and the upper structures of two liquefied natural gas tanks of 10.000 mc capacity each, located in the industrial area of Porto Corsini in Ravenna, first coast liquefied natural gas storage (LNG).
In the context of the project awarded to Edil Strade Vigani main contractor, FPC ITALIA has carried out the lifting works of bridge over the river Nure at Farini (PC) - Italy. Structural strenghtening works and requalification works are included in the project.
The Chilean Association of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (ACHISINA) and the Universidad Austral de Chile are the promoters of the XII Chilean Conference of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (Valdivia 2019). The event will be held from April 3rd to 5th 2019 at the Isla Teja Campus of the Universidad Austral de Chile, in the city of Valdivia, Los Rios Region, in one of the most famous and beautiful university campuses in Chile.
FPC Italia gives its contribution to 2022 FIFA World Cup which will take place in Qatar. FPC Italia designed and supplied in the past months the bearings for the roof of Al Bayt stadium which is under construction in the city of Al Khor, famous for its pearl diving and fishing located 60 kilometers north of the capital Doha.
FPC ITALIA in cooperation with Freyssinet subsidiary in Indonesia, will be sponsor of the seminar “Seismically Isolated System in Bridges, Buildings & Non-buildings – An effective, Efficient & Practical Solution for Seismic Mitigation” taking place in Jakarta on 25th October 2018.
Within the scope of the upgrading of the shopping mall Conad in Montefiore (FC), the construction of a new building has been planned. This building will be the Cesena military base of “Carabinieri” (Italian army unit).
In cooperation with PT Freyssinet Indonesia, FPC Italia got the order for the design, supply and testing of Nos.1362 Lead Rubber Bearings for the construction of the new Jakarta-Cikampek (JaPek) Elevated Toll Road.
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.
After the first phase of activities for the rehabilitation, strengthening and replacement of the damaged joints on the viaduct at km 31+610 of the county road 30 “DI VALLE BORMIDA” in the Acqui Terme municipality, FPC Italia has been appointed by the local authority “Provincia di Alessandria” to make the viaduct safe with a second stage of works.
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.
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.
FPC Italia will take part in the following conventions: Edilportale Tour 2017 and Convention ANACI in Pesaro
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.
Last 9th January was held in Santiago de Chile the 16th World Congress on Earthquake Engineering and Freyssinet was not missing it. More than 3.000 persons attended the conference
Last 7th September 2016 ALGA S.p.A. changed its name in “FREYSSINET PRODUCTS COMPANY ITALIA S.p.A.” keeping its headquarter in Milano – Italy.
After the successful supply of the 676 rubber-lead isolators ALGA, always in cooperation with Freyssinet de Mexico, has been awarded the complete supply of all the joints for the construction of the second level over the Mexico-Puebla highway, both to the Mexican company PINFRA and to the Spanish company OHL
Alga, in cooperation with Freyssinet UK, is successfully concluding the supply of all the shock transmitters to the main contractor Costain, for the redevelopment and improving of the London Bridge station in London, U.K.
After getting the order for the bearings of the lines, ALGA has been appointed as the supplier for the elastomeric bearings of the Stations of Package 1.
Alga has got the order for the design and the production of Nos.1618 elastomeric bearings type NB4 (with external steel plates) and NB5 (with upper external checkered plate) for the lines 1 & 2 of the new Riyadh Metro system.
Alga, in cooperation with Freyssinet de Mexico, has been awarded the supply of all the rubber-lead isolators to the Mexican company PINFRA for the construction of the second level over the Mexico-Puebla highway.
After supplying the elastomeric bearings for the first phase of “Doctor Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange” performed by Construtora Queiroz Galvao in Accra (Ghana) during Summer 2014, Alga has just received the technical approval by the designer for supplying the bearings of the second phase of the same project.
Bucharest City Hall is a 6 floor masonry building having a plan area of 3800 square meters. It was built in 1912 and enlarged in 1950.
The new High Speed Railway line Treviglio-Brescia is part of the European Corridor TEN-T "Mediterraneo" and represents a further step in the realization of the Milan-Verona line, that is 140 km long. The section between Milan and Treviglio is 27 km long and has already been built and in service since 2007.
ALGA has been awarded the order for the design and supply of the bearings for the project of “Mall of Egypt”, a 160,000-square metre mall dominating the western half of the greater Cairo metropolis.
A huge step forward for this great project: the first stay cable was installed on April 3rd on the Europe pylon. The video shows a first sneak peek with beautiful aerial views of the site.
Freyssinet at the World Gas Congress 2015 from the 2nd to the 5th of June
During 2008 and 2009, ALGA has designed, manufactured and supplied the expansion joints for the new runway in the Tokyo Haneda airport, a complex system of steel joints that connect the new runway to land.