HS2: DIVE INTO THE SPECIALIST SOLUTIONS DELIVERED BY VSL
VSL has been offering its unique expertise on the wonderful HS2 Project in the UK, from tunnel engineering to bridge construction. Learn more about the different VSL solutions that are being implemented to address stringent requirements.
REACHING NET ZERO CARBON WITH GEOTHERMAL ENERGY
How 100% of the thermal energy demand of a village of 300 homes will soon be met by renewable energy? While wind and solar power are usually mentioned when it comes to renewable energy sources, Swaffham Prior, in East Cambridgeshire (England) has chosen an innovative heating solution based on geothermal energy. VSL and Bouygues Energies & Services have been working...
HOW TO PROVIDE RELIABILITY AND DURABILITY TO WIND STRUCTURES?
Wind energy has grown considerably over the last few years and established itself as one of the most resilient power sources across the world. The trend of higher hub heights and larger rotors entail challenges in the construction and erection of wind towers. On the occasion of our participation in WindEurope annual event in Bilbao, Spain, we detail our solutions...
PERFORMANCE AND DURABILITY: WE PROVIDE SOLUTIONS TO MAKE YOUR STRUCTURES LAST
Concrete structures like bridges, buildings, or dams, are subjected to high stresses and exposed to harsh environments, a situation that puts them at risk of ageing prematurely or simply reaching the end of their useful life. Preservation, repair and upgrading are therefore essential to make structures last.
THE DURABILITY OF POST-TENSIONED TENDONS: THE KEY TO SUSTAINABLE CONCRETE BRIDGES
There is a widely held view that modern bridges are built to last, with an expected life of at least 100 years. But do bridges live up to this expectation?
EMBRACING DATA SCIENCES TO BETTER PRESERVE AND REPAIR STRUCTURES
Bridges are essential links in road networks. Any undetected structural weakness can quickly become a threat to their operation and the safety of road users. The ageing of a large stock of concrete structures around the world, subject to aggressive environments and ever-increasing traffic loads, requires adopting a different approach to better maintain and preserve them.
HOW CAN POST-TENSIONING HELP DEVELOPING OFFSHORE WIND TURBINES IN DEEP WATERS?
In the Norwegian North Sea, the energy company Equinor is building the largest floating offshore wind farm: Hywind Tampen is also a pilot project for offshore wind power industry, using concrete SPAR buoys. This technology is based on post-tensioning to ensure optimal resistance and durability of the structure.
HOW TO KEEP BRIDGES FULLY OPERATIONAL AND SAFE OVER THE YEARS?
Ensuring that bridges are well preserved, kept fully operational, and that users are always safe, is an enormous challenge for owners and concession holders. How to manage the risks of ever-ageing assets?
CREATE ICONIC LANDMARKS BY TURNING YOUR BRIDGES INTO SPECTACULAR DISPLAYS.
VSL has developed an unprecedented LED lighting concept for stay cables, turning a bridge into a highly visible 3D screen. By bringing together technical solutions and services, we help owners to make their bridges must-see landmarks in the hearts of cities.