First lattice girders lifted into place at the new Bayernkaserne school centre in Munich

Darmstadt/München, June 30th, 2021. On the site of the former Bavaria Barracks in Munich, a new school centre is being built on an area of 25,800 m² with a grammar school, a primary school, sports halls, a refectory, an underground carpark, a swimming pool and sports facilities.

Construction work has been underway since last year, and now the first 4 steel trusses (L/H/W: 28.50 x 4.78 x 0.60 m) with a lifting weight of 88.9 t each have been lifted into place above the primary school sports hall. The heavy, oversized steel structures were manufactured in our factory in Darmstadt and then transported to the construction site in Munich with a special heavy-duty vehicle. On site, the Donges assembly team, with its many years of experience and know-how, ensured that the steel colossi could be lifted into place with precision using a crawler crane. The lattice girders were then prestressed using a strand tensioning system and are now gradually being relieved again as the solid construction progresses.

In total, Donges SteelTec has been commissioned with the manufacture, delivery and assembly of 11 truss girders, 9 composite girders and 3 box girders as part of the new school construction project, as well as the provision of the auxiliary assembly structure.

Construction of the third hot-dip galvanizing production line at Salzgitter Flachstahl progressing rapidly

Darmstadt/Salzgitter, July 3, 2020.
In the meantime, the steel structure of hot-dip galvanizing hall 3 at Salzgitter Flachstahl has been almost completely assembled. The assembly of the roof and wall elements runs at full speed. Our technicians on site have met the very tight schedule with great commitment.  The project is fully on schedule. The photos of the process hall show in an impressive way the structural engineering challenge of this construction project.

Key data of the process hall: length 275 m, height 45 m, width 44 m, 4000 t steel construction, 12,000 m² roof area, 25,000 m² wall area

New back straight inaugurated at the Merck Stadium

Darmstadt, 02.02.2020. The assembly work of the steel roof construction for the new back straight in the Darmstadt stadium was completed on schedule. The first match of the Lilies could thus take place on February 2 as planned in front of the new backdrop.

Around 400 tons of steel were required for the construction of the new grandstand roof. In addition to the roof structure, Donges SteelTec also supplied and installed the roof and wall cladding.

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.