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Fortius announces success of Aslan rebars in the Gulf region

Middle East: Thursday, October 02 - 2008 @ 13:30

The Cove canal project forms part of the onshore activities of the larger Dubai Waterfront project. The project was awarded to contractor Jan De Nul by the client Nakheel. The value of the contract is EUR70m.

The Works consist of 3 main parts: dry excavation, rock revetment and concrete retaining walls. The 9 km retaining walls are being lined with precast elements produced by ICON Precast LLC, Dubai.

The consultant, Mouchel Parkman specified the Aslan 100-10 mm as non ferrous reinforcement between the concrete retaining walls and the precast elements.

Cove Canal will be one of the main channels crossing the onshore part of Dubai Waterfront area which forms part of Nakheel’s latest urban development. Aslan rebars have been tested by the Dubai Municipality and material properties are validated by ASTM D7205 tests.

Meanwhile the reinforcement of marine docks in Saudi Arabia has also successfully used the Aslan rebars. The client, Saudi Aramco, wanted to avoid the corrosion problems associated with steel reinforcement in their marine structures. So they specified the use of the Aslan 100 GFRP rebars as reinforcement for the columns , beams and slab of the new floating dock at Aramco Beach in Dhahran.

Aslan 100, GFRP rebars are ideally suited for high corrosive environments and they have a 75 year design life. Aslan rebars have been tested by the Royal Commission in KSA. It comes in different diameters and can be supplied as stirrups and spirals (for columns). Fortius can offer design assistance to the engineers and consultants following in-ternational standards.

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