REGUA BRIDGE (PORTUGAL)
GENERALITAT TOWER IN VALEN IA (SPAIN)
ANTWERP ENTRAL STATION (BELGIUM)
AMERSFOORT FOOTBRIDGE (THE NETHERLANDS)
ZARATE BRIDGE (ARGENTINA)
PONT DE PLOESTI (ROUMANIE)
LINHA AMARELA (BRAZIL)
BRIDGE OVER THE DEE (UNITED KINGDOM)
As in the previous year, the outstanding site is that of the Vasco de Gama Bridge over the River Tagus in Portugal. Following the prestress for the beams of the entral Viaduct, Freyssinet dealt with the lifting and provision of cable-stays for the main bridge and provided the anti-seismic bearings and roadway joints for the whole structure.
Still in Portugal, the Group took part in the construction of the Regua Bridge over the Douro.
In Spain, advancement into the market of repair of structures and historic monuments has been continued with the start of work on the Generalitat Tower in Valencia.
In Italy, work has continued on the sites of Malpensa Viaduct and the high speed rail line (TAV).
In Germany, SHW took part in the construction of the Technical Museum in Berlin.
In Finland, the Karkistensalmi Bridge, for which Freyssinet supplied and installed the stay cables, was opened to traffic.
In the United Kingdom, work on the bridge over the River Dee in Flintshire, for which Freyssinet also provided the stay cables, was almost finished by the end of 1997.
In Belgium, work on the central station in Antwerp and, in the Netherlands, the Amersfoort footbridge and the library at Delft University.
In eastern Europe, Group activity continues to develop with the repair of numerous structures in Romania, in particular the Ploësti Viaduct and a heavy lifting operation at the petrochemical plant at Plock in Poland.
Again, in Turkey, work being carried on by Freysas on the construction of the Güzelyali Footbridge at Izmir, marks a significant break in this country.
Amongst the contracts signed in 1997 which will be carried out in 1998, mention should be made of the Rio Sado and Santarem Bridges in Portugal, a new collection of buildings for the Milan Fair in Italy, the Millennium Stadium in ardiff and the Lek Bridge in the Netherlands.
In the United States, the Group took part in construction work on the metro in Porto Rico, started designs for stay-cables for the ape Girardeau Bridges in Missouri and signed, at the end of 1997, the contract for stay-cables for the harles River Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts.
In Trinidad and Tobago, PS carried out the prestressing of Liquefied Natural Gas storage tanks.
In Mexico, Freyssinet SA took part in the construction of a motorway interchange in which Freyssinet was otherwise involved.
In Brazil, construction of the Linha Amarela urban line was completed in the Spring, Freyssisol assisted in the construction of the Belo Horizonte metro with the construction of a retaining wall.
In Argentina, works on the replacing of the stay-cables on the General Belgrano Bridge, at orrientes and the Zarate and Brazo Largo Bridges on the River Parana, have been continued.
In olombia, finally, work on the cable-stayed bridge at Pereira has been carried out according to programme.