UED DIB (ALGERIA)
BARELANG BRIDGE (IND NESIA)
MEI-SHYWE BRIDGE (TAIWAN)
CENTRAL STATI N (H NGK NG)
JAMUNA BRIDGE (BANGLADESH)
LRTS AT KUALA LUMPUR (MALAYSIA)
R UTE III C UNTRY PARK (H NGK NG)
In Algeria, construction of the cable-stayed bridge on the ued Dib is in progress. Two new contracts have been agreed: repair work on the suspension bridge at Constantine and, for Freyssisol, construction of a retaining wall at Bouira.
In Egypt, work continues on the cable-stayed bridge at Aswan, on the Nile. A new contract has been signed for the construction of a bridge on the Suez Canal.
In Mauritania, another new contract has been agreed at the end of the year, for repair of foundations to the mine of Guelb el Rein.
In Nigeria, work on prestressing containment structures for reservoirs of liquefied natural gas at Bonny Island, for which the contract was agreed at the end of 1996, began in 1997.
Construction of the Bahrein Viaduct, in the bay of Manama, is going on in accordance with programme. Freyssinet is providing and installing the prestress and site assistance.
In spite of monetary and climatic troubles (el Niño), the acticity and order book of the Group made major steps in the right direction in this area in 1997. Freyssinet brought its experience in prestressing, construction methods and site organisation to local firms with which it has connections. Amongst the major projects in which the Group has played a part are:
in Korea, the Seohae Bridge;
in Hongkong, the Ting Kau cable-stayed bridge, the Central Station
of the rail terminal servicing the new Chep Lap Kok airport and the Country Park Route 3 in the North of the New Territories;
in Malaysia, the Nordin Bridge,
the urban Lignt Rail Transit System and People’s Railway Transit and the Malaysia Telekom Headquarters building at Kuala Lumpur;
in Thailand, the Rangsit stadium for the next Asiatic Games;
in Taiwan, the “C301” viaducts to the North of Taipei
and the Mei-Shywe bridge;
in Indonesia, the Barelang Bridge and the Barito Suspension Bridges;
in Bangladesh, the bridge over the River Jamuna;
in Vietnam, the Gianh and My Thuan Bridges are under construction
and repair work is going on to the Haiphong and Saigon Bridges;
in Singapore, the Shun Li industrial park,
the commercial centre Distripark of the new C&P warehouse;
in China, finally,
the Ling Hao and the Quinshan III nuclear power stations.
Activity of the Kyokuto Kogen Concrete Shinko Co. Ltd., FKK, the Agent for the Group in Japan, has remained at a good level, in particular with the construction of the bridges at Aka, Tsukuhara and Tenkenji.
Austress Freyssinet has increased the level of its activity with work on bridges over the River Manning at Taree, the Melbourne bypass bridge and new contracts at Indooroopilly, Empress Gardens and Darling Park, in Sydney.