Fortius sets up base in Dubai

United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, January 29 - 2008 @ 15:07

Through its recently set-up Dubai sole agency, Europe-based Fortius offers contractors, builders and consultants their non-ferrous reinforcement products.

Fortius offers non-ferrous (GFRP) rebars and GFRP dowels – as a smart alternative to conventional steel rebars or dowels.

In the Gulf region, the cost of corrosion is estimated to be $10-15 billion per year.

According to studies, 35 percent of corrosion costs could be avoided through the application of existing technologies such as corrosion resistant materials.

The Aslan, GFRP rebars are non-ferrous reinforcement what means that they do not corrode or are damaged in corrosive environments. Significantly improving the longevity of civil engineering structures. Their tensile strength is greater then steel and they are transparent to magnetic fields and radio frequencies.

Aslan GFRP rebars are used in any concrete member susceptible to corrosion of the steel reinforcement by chloride ion or chemical corrosion. Or in any concrete structure requiring non-ferrous reinforcement due to electro-magnetic considerations, like in the potrooms of aluminium smelters.

Aslan GFRP rebars are tested following the American Concrete Institute testing method ACI 440 and recently they have been tested by the Dubai Municipality.

Currently the Aslan rebars are used as soft reinforcement or as a “softeye” opening in different underground stations of the Dubai Metro. The “softeye” is the area where the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) will enter or exit the underground station.

Aslan rebars of Fortius are also used to anchor the precast panels to the quaywall concrete blocks of the Cove Canal, a Nakheel development.
They were also used at the Baker Hughes Gulf regional headquarters, as non ferrous reinforcement for the drill bit calibration room.
In Saudi Arabia, they have also been used at several projects of the Royal Commission and Aramco in Saudi Arabia.

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