Marine structures post-tensioning: What is at stake?
Prestressed concrete is an efficient technology for offshore projects. Marine structures are subjected to an aggressive environment including salt water, wind and waves. The use of prestressed concrete enables the creation of a more durable structure as it offers greater protection against corrosion.
Prestressing also allows significant savings as it can reduce the amount of construction materials required and shorten the construction time – a crucial factor given the unpredictable weather offshore.
VSL’s systems meet the stringent requirements for durability of structures in aggressive environments.
Other VSL services include the provision of the inspection and maintenance services associated with post-tensioning and engineering assistance to enable the design of optimized structures.
What are the VSL marine structures post-tensioning solutions?
– Post-tensioning systems manufactured to high specifications
– A dedicated pool of specialist equipment
– Monitoring systems
– Post-tensioning installation