New business for Harsco
By Sarah Ann McCay20 July 2012
Harsco Corporation has secured three new contracts to provide scaffolding, shoring and forming solutions to construction projects in Austria, Germany and the USA.
In Austria, Harsco has been selected to provide the rental formwork for the concrete construction of a new AGRANA wheat starch plant. The construction will include several round and elliptical basins for the fermentation process, each requiring a complex formwork installation. Harsco's engineered solution includes more than 800m2 of Ronda circular wall formwork and 1300 m2 of Manto wall formwork.
Harsco has also been selected to provide the engineered wall and slab formwork for a new Dillinger Hütte continuous casting plant in Germany. The project's concrete specifications include 24 m deep foundation walls up to 3m thick as well as 9m high single-sided walls.
In the US, Harsco has secured an extended role in its ongoing support of the Houston Metro light rail project to refurbish the historic Main Street Bridge in Houston, Texas. The project has a number of special requirements, including construction of a supporting superstructure over an active waterway. Harsco's support solution includes a combination of heavy-duty GASS shoring towers and Roll Shore castellated beams, engineered to provide support to the 122 m bridge as well as providing safe worker access throughout the refurbishment.