Start of erection in Salzgitter

Darmstadt/Salzgitter, 13.01.2020.
This week sees the start of assembly work on the new hot-dip galvanizing production line at Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH.

Donges SteelTec has been awarded the contract for the construction of the 270 m long, 44 m wide and 45 m high hall with a statically optimized special proposal. The process hall is a steel frame construction dissolved in trusses with asymmetrical column dimensions. The stiffening of the frames is achieved by the arrangement of horizontal and vertical bracing.

Donges SteelTec supplies and erects the complete building envelope, that means the steel structure including crane runways, roof, facade, SHEVS, ventilation louvres, doors and gates.

Erection of the steel structure has started

At the beginning of November, the erection of the steel structure for the new back straight “Am Böllenfalltor”, the venue of the SV Darmstadt 98, has started.

Donges SteelTec manufactures, supplies and assembles the steel roof construction for the new back straight in the Merck Stadium, Darmstadt.

Around 400 tons of steel are required for the construction of the new grandstand roof. The roof structure consists of 40 m long trusses that converge at the tips in a V-shape. The anchoring is carried out per axis via two supports and a tension anchorage, which are optimally designed for the changing stresses generated by the wind load. The main column stands on a solid steel component, which is concreted into the upper sawtooth beam of the grandstand. The scope of services also includes the roof and wall cladding.

 

Mast assembly successfully completed

On June 27th, 2019 the last component for the supply mast of Ariane 6 was lifted in by our assembly team in Kourou.

The mast has now reached its final height of 60 m and only needs to be completely welded in the next few days.

Shaping the future atop a former air-raid shelter

According to the motto “Using the tried and true in creating something new”, BASF Wohnen + Bauen GmbH is building a new “Creation Center” office building for the employees of the BASF Design-Fabrik (“design factory”) on the roof of a former World War II air-raid shelter in Ludwigshafen.

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Beginning of mast assembly

Assembly of the supply mast began in mid-October.

First came the base point, followed by placement of the initial four sections on top of each other. Afterwards, the sections are welded together before assembly of additional sections continues.

Construction progressing according to schedule in Gunzenhausen

At our building construction site, last week marked the beginning of the next-to-last and largest construction phase.

It involves the showroom and loading building with total tonnage of 160 tons.

 

Movement of launchpad successfully completed

By the end of August, the pad was welded on a pre-assembly surface. After these tasks were completed, the pad was successfully moved to its final position on September 11, 2018 and subsequently de-stacked onto the concrete slab. The final construction phase is currently underway.

The installation of the supply mast will follow in mid-October.

Ariane 6 launchpad and supply mast / movement of launchpad on September 04, 2018

The associated launch facility ELA 4 is currently being built for the new “Ariane 6” European launch vehicle, which will go into operation in 2020.

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Heizomat / Exhibition and transfer hall with administration building

After a pre-planning phase of more than one year, Donges SteelTec GmbH was awarded the contract on March 19, 2018 for the planning, fabrication and assembly of the exhibition and transfer hall with an adjoining administration building of Heizomat GmbH in Gunzenhausen.

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Ptolemais Power Plant / Spectacular truck transport of the bases to the Gernsheim port.

In the night from February 23 to 24, 4 bases (approx. 288 tons) for the Ptolemais coal-fired power plant in Greece were transported on four heavy-duty transporters from the Donges SteelTec GmbH premises to the port in Gernsheim.

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