Nuclear containment cut-off walls: What is at stake?

Operations at major industrial or energy facilities can contaminate the ground on which they are built.

Acting as a containing structure, these concrete walls built beneath the surface help preventing from any water movement in the ground to improve ground stability. They also prevent from any ground contamination by containing liquid pollutants. Indeed, the fundamental role of a cut-off wall is to act as a mechanical barrier against the movement of water – clean or contaminated – and/or gas or vapors in the ground.

How VSL can help you

VSL-Intrafor can carry out geotechnical and hydrogeological investigations including site analysis, together with a design and build package to ensure the provision of waterproof, high-performance cut-off walls.

As a worldwide ground engineering specialist, VSL-Intrafor has patented a proprietary method that significantly speeds up the construction phase and ensures excellent productivity and alignment.

A wealth of experience, qualified employees, and a global network of branches and regional subsidiaries enables the provision of a comprehensive package of construction services.

What are the VSL nuclear containment cut-off walls solutions?

A design and build solution including:

  • Geotechnical and hydrogeological investigation
  • Ground improvement if necessary
  • Preliminary design and optimization
  • Construction

Solutions that can be combined with cut-off walls

Do you have a project in mind?

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