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First pics of abuilding uSky Container Depot

[14.04.2022]

uSky Test & Certification Centre is arduously keeping on constructing a high-capacity cargo & passenger infrastructure complex at 2.4 km long Test Track 2.


Last week, uSky Transport cast the lower portion of Container Depot walls. Inspection of concrete structures by uSky Transport engineers revealed no violations or design deviations. Main Contractor Al Serh Al Kabeer (ASAK) got the approval to proceed with casting.

Container Depot walls deshuttering
Container Depot walls deshuttering

It is worth stressing that during the construction of the depot, a heavy-duty reinforcing cage is applied, and its design deviations are subject to thorough inspection and control to comply with higher requirements. The cage will subsequently serve as an anchor for a string system tensioned with a force of up to 2,000 tons.

Concrete curing
Concrete curing

Casting quality control is a permanent continuous job. Only upon witnessing the quality of the work performed by the contractor, he can proceed to the next stage. So last week, ASAK poured a section of the external and internal concrete walls to set design levels, which is more than 120 cubic meters of heavy-duty concrete grade C40/10. Further shuttering and reinforcement works are in progress now.

Elaboration on the following casting stage
Elaboration on the following casting stage

Container Depot is a part of a high-capacity cargo & passenger infrastructure complex with the ridership of up to 50,000 passengers per hour and up to 100 million tons of cargo per year.

Waterproofing inspection
Waterproofing inspection

There is still a lot of work to do ahead, but we shall note that one of the most time-consuming and mission-critical stages of construction has been launched.