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SILOS (4) - POINTE NOIRE DOCK - PHASE I

Project category

Industrial and Commercial

Location

Sept-Îles, QC

Value($)

15 000 000

Realisation mode

Turnkey

Customer

Ports Canada

Year

1991

 

Additional informations

Construction of four silos at the Pointe Noire dock in Sept Îles (Quebec)

Main Work Performed

  • Excavation
  • Formwork and concrete of silos using sliding formwork
  • Reinforcing steel
  • Post-tensioning work
  • Metal roofing and waterproofing

Special Features of the Work and Methods Used

  • Construction of four silos, two with a dimension of 33 metres in diameter and 65 metres in height and two silos with a dimension of 20 metres in diameter and 50 metres in height
  • Silos continuously constructed using a sliding formwork (slip form). Concrete work, installation of reinforcing steel and installing post-tensioning ducts were made continuously and simultaneously around the clock (seven days, 24 hours)
  • The reinforcing steel workers had to work more than 200 feet high and they had to deal with bad weather (strong winds and cold temperature) and a small working space
  • Innovative turnkey project