Tables de couverture

Cover tables at the French-Luxembourg border

Christelle Valentin Shoring Leave a Comment

Locapal installs cover tables at the “Neie Wal” wildlife crossing on the French-Luxembourg border. Following the installation last April of the three cover tables that form a tunnel over the A3 in the France-Luxembourg direction, the operation will be repeated in the opposite direction at the beginning of July 2023. This time, the process will be different: instead of being …

Châssis de grue

Crane frame Tour Hopen La Défense

Christelle Valentin Site installation Leave a Comment

Installation of a crane frame on an intermediate terrace of the HOPEN tower in La Défense, France, during the assembly of a replacement crane. The challenge lay in the installation of 36 tonnes of steelwork on a cramped terrace, 80 m above sea level, with limited lifting capacity, and a very tight deadline to meet the building’s renovation schedule. LOCAPAL’s …

Portique tribune

Gantry Crane Aquatic Center & Crossing at Saint-Denis

Christelle Valentin Site installation Leave a Comment

LOCAPAL is building a custom temporary grandstand to accommodate the public and operators for the TV broadcast. LOCAPAL’s Design & Methods department developed a robust structure (110 tonnes) made up of space-saving components to meet the site’s requirements: No road access and need to pass through a narrow opening. The structure can be dismantled to allow the area to be …

Pont provisoire Suisse

Temporary bridge, VMD railway bridge Switzerland

Christelle Valentin Temporary bridge Leave a Comment

Weekend night-time installation of a temporary bridge over railroad tracks, under SBB cut-off, as part of the preparatory work for the TP3 Uplans between Tavannes and Biel on the N16 in Switzerland, for the TP3 Infra Tunnel SA – Bieri & Grisoni S.A. consortium. With the help of Gyger Levages, the 27-mm VMD temporary bridge designed and installed by LOCAPAL …

platelage chantier eole

Traffic decking, EOLE worksite, RER E

Christelle Valentin Decking Leave a Comment

LOCAPAL supplies traffic decking for the Eole construction site, RER E station, future Paris Porte Maillot station. We are responsible for the installation of the Manitou rotoscopes and aerial work platforms, which help to ensure the completeness of the station above the SNCF track via a physical separation: between the lower floors, where the SNCF train is tested, and the …

lançage passerelle

Bridge support, A86 Gennevilliers

Christelle Valentin Lifting Leave a Comment

Striking operation to launch a 170t footbridge over the A86 freeway in Gennevilliers. The challenge? The customer had to launch the footbridge over the freeway in one night, then place it on its final supports the following night. The solution: use of 1000-ton bents and PRS800s to distribute the load from the bridge onto Couturier’s SPMT trailers. Supply of two …

Pont provisoire

Temporary bridge, Roquevaire

Christelle Valentin Temporary bridge Leave a Comment

LOCAPAL installed a temporary bridge in Roquevaire on behalf of BTPS Méditerranée. The operation took place over two nights, to minimize disruption to traffic on the main road leading to the town. The bridge components were pre-assembled off-site, in Creil, to speed up on-site installation. The temporary structure is part of the work carried out by the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolitan Authority …

Platelage lourd

Heavy-duty decking, Marseille Saint-Charles station

Christelle Valentin Decking Leave a Comment

LOCAPAL supplied a heavy-duty decking solution to demolish existing concrete beams and reinforce others on the top level (metro) of the Gare Saint-Charles in Marseille. This decking allows it to span the metro tracks without any intermediate support, i.e. a span of 14 ml. It consists of posts, runners, bearers and trays. The benefits? Locapal made the project feasible without …

Traffic planking – Galerie de la Batarelle, Marseille

Christelle Valentin Decking, Site installation Leave a Comment

Tailor-made traffic decks for machinery and pedestrians As part of the renovation work on the 800-meter-long Batarelle tunnel in Marseille, Locapal is supplying 3,500 m² of decking to allow machine and pedestrian traffic, as well as machine work. Locapal’s decking allows machines to circulate inside the gallery to reinforce the gallery vault. Nearly 1/3 of Marseille’s drinking water flows through …