Mads, Erik and Edmund from Pretec visited one of the biggest manufacturers of stainless steel threaded rods in Belgium, J.Penen. They got to see the factory and production line that produce around 4000ton a year.
After a visit to the factory, they also went out to a couple of projects where they could see drilling and mounting of strandanchors (wire anchors). The two projects they visited was:
- The construction of a new quay wall in Antwerp at the river Schelde, where they were drilling for temporary strandanchors. They use strandanchors 150mm² type RCS P1 7T (service load 964 kN) and 9T (service load 1240kN) lengths 26,5 upto 45,5 m
- The construction of a new quay wall in Sint Baafs Vijve at the river Leie, where they were tensioning permanent strandanchors 140mm² type RCP P2 3T (service load 383 kN) lengths 16,7 upto 19,2 m.
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