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Pilosio lands Major Deal in South Africa

TAVAGNACCO(UDINE)/ITALY, November 6, 2013 – Pilosio, a company that manufactures scaffolding and formwork for the construction industry with a strong presence on international markets, has announced it has won an order worth around 1.5 million euros with the construction company CMC of Ravenna, which has operated for a long time in South Africa and has branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Dario Roustayan

Dario Roustayan, CEO Pilosio. The italian company has clinched an important contract for the supply of temporary construction site structures at the South African branch of CMC of Ravenna. The project envisages the construction of a motorway junction north of the city of Durban that includes two of the longest viaducts in the country.  | photo: Pilosio

Indeed, Durban, in the KwaZulu-Natal province, is where the company’s scaffolding and formwork will be needed, to the north of the African metropolis, to be precise, in order to provide the Ravenna company with the equipment it requires for the construction of an important motorway junction, called the N2-M41 Mount Edgecombe Interchange. In detail, Pilosio’s structures, 70% of which will be tailor-made specifically for this job, will assist in the construction of two imposing viaducts created with the "casting" system, thereby avoiding any interference with the traffic below. The dimensions will be 26 metres high by 947 metres long, and 18 metres by 443. Once finished, the first will be the longest in the entire country. In total, the financial value of the works to be carried out on site by the Italian company CMC amounts to 83 million euros.

Pilosio will supply 200 square metres of P300 formwork for foundations and trusses, 500 square metres of special steel formwork divided into five sets for the construction of the viaducts' pile shafts, an additional 350 square metres of special steel formwork made up of three sets for the construction of the pier caps, two sets of Maximix model formwork and custom-made products for a total of 940 square metres, as well as the Omnimode shoring system with customized solutions for the creation of the suspended work platforms to be used in the installation phase of the roadway ashlars.