From silos to skyscrapers
15:27 | 13/02/2018 Companies
(VEN) - Thanks to the application of slip form technology, the Asia Slipform Corporation has been conducting major construction projects not only in Vietnam but also in other countries.
Slip form is a construction method in which concrete is poured into a continuously moving form. It is used for tall structures (such as bridges, towers, buildings, and dams), as well as horizontal structures, such as roadways. Slip forming enables the building of non-interrupted, concrete structures without using joints.
The slip form technology was first applied in Vietnam in 1973 to build the chimney of the Ninh Binh Thermal Power Plant. The technology and equipment have since developed further, allowing the construction of silos, complex concrete structure, bridge piers and walls. The technology also saves time, while still meeting the technical requirements and standards.
Using slip form execution technology, the Asia Slipform Corporation implements turnkey solutions for projects such as grain storage silos and feed plants under US and Europe standards for cattle, poultry and maritime products. It also designs flow diagrams for grain storage silos and animal feed plants, conducts construction design for civil and industrial buildings and designs jetties for ships from 50,000 DWT to 100,000 DWT. The company also executes silos, chimneys, complex concrete structure, bridge piers and walls.
With 20,000sq.m of warehouse, the Asia Slipform Corporation has sufficient space to prepare concrete forms and transport them to any project site in Vietnam and abroad.
The Asia Slipform Corporation has won many contracts for large buildings, such as the US$54 million food storage system in Bangladesh’s Mongla Port owned by the Ministry of Food and Disaster Management. The project was implemented from September 2013 to August 2015, consisting of 30 silos, a 125m-long access bridge, a 250m-long jetty, conveyor bridge, office building and inspection bungalow.
Ho Dai Minh, board chairman of the Asia Slipform Corporation, said despite difficulties in transporting materials and equipment from Vietnam to Mongla Port, the corporation still completed the work on schedule.
The CP Binh Duong Animal Feed Plant was the first project implemented in Vietnam by the Asia Slipform Corporation. The corporation faced many difficulties in the construction process due to complicated structure and shape. However, with modern technology and skilled manpower, the work was completed on time.
The corporation has carried out other major projects such as the Xuan Thanh Cement Plant, and CP Binh Dinh Animal Feed Plant. In particular, the corporation faced many difficulties in executing the T2 Cable Car Tower–Queen Cable Car project in Ha Long City and the Hon Thom Cable Car Tower project in Phu Quoc Island. However, in both cases it managed to overcome the hurdles.
The Asia Slipform Corporation employs engineers, technicians and other skilled workers along with specialists from the US. Its slogan reflects the company philosophy: “Prestige and quality for clients are basic for the development and stable existence of the company.”