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Cintec™ International proudly helping to strengthen the UKs transport infrastructure

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Newport-based structural engineering company, Cintec™ International, is helping a number of contractors involved in Network Rail’s programme of electrification and improvement to the rail infrastructure across the length and breadth of the UK.

The work, which is essential to the electrification process, involves utilizing Cintec™’s patented anchoring system to support the weight of the gantries which will hold the cables needed to electrify the lines, and in some cases to strengthen railway bridges and viaducts to which the gantries are attached.

Projects include recently completed work on the Thames Link as part of the main line upgrade. This project on the Western Approach Signal Gantry (Cantilever Gantry No XTA1793) just outside London Bridge station demanded close cooperation with Lundy Projects and main contractors Balfour Beatty for reinforcing masonry and anchoring.

Cintec™ supplied and installed all the anchors for fixing the new gantries to the brickwork of the viaducts upon which they are placed as cantilevers over the railway lines.

 

Double national success for Newport-based Cintec™ International

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Newport-based structural engineering firm Cintec™ International has continued to receive high praise and recognition for its Archtec masonry strengthening system, winning two awards at this year’s Construction & Engineering Awards.

The Construction & Engineering Awards, which are run by national construction magazine Build, are designed to reward and recognise the hard work by professionals working within the industry.

Cintec™ was selected for the ‘Engineering R&D Centre of the Year 2016’ and the ‘Award for Excellence in Masonry Anchoring Stabilisation Systems’, from a number of high calibre global organisations.

Cintec™, which has offices at Gold Tops in the centre of Newport, is renowned in the engineering and construction industries for its innovative, patented anchors which have been used in some of the world’s most recognisable landmarks.

The steel anchors are inserted into buildings in need of restoration or reinforcement through specially drilled holes. Once in place, grout is pumped into a special sleeve surrounding the anchor and air is pumped out, giving the anchor the perfect fit and the anchors strengthen the buildings with minimal impact on their outward appearance.

The research for the awards, carried out by eight highly-experienced industry professionals, and the decision making process, handled by a dedicated in-house judging panel, took more than 320 hours of deliberation.

Recent projects that Cintec™ has been involved in include Network Rail’s programme of electrification and improvement to the rail infrastructure across the length and breadth of the UK.

The work, which is essential to the electrification process, involves utilising Cintec™’s patented anchoring system to support the weight of the gantries which will hold the cables needed to electrify the lines, and in some cases to strengthen railway bridges and viaducts to which the gantries are attached.

Peter James, managing director at Cintec™ International, said: “We are delighted to have received these two awards. Each year there are nominations from across the globe so to be selected as the best in both categories is a huge achievement.

“Our patented anchoring systems are being used throughout the world to strengthen some of the world’s most iconic historical buildings in order to preserve and maintain them for generations to come and to increase employment in these areas.

“We’re incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the years and it’s great to see our anchors now being used to strengthen our national railway systems.”

CIVIL ENGINEERING – Surgical Engineering Preserves Chimney in Azerbaijan

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A historical industrial chimney in Azerbaijan has been structurally bolstered and preserved to eventually serve as the centerpiece of a new mixed-use development.

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The 180 ft tall brick chimney, rescued from demolition and carefully preserved, will be the centerpiece of a twin tower development. © CINTEC International

January 5, 2016—The Azerbaijan capital of Baku is one of the largest and oldest ports on the Caspian Sea. The metropolitan area’s approximately 4 million residents can trace the rich history of the region back to the Bronze Age, and several prominent and preserved buildings in the city date to the 12 th and 13 th centuries. So it comes as no surprise that as the oil-rich area undergoes a dramatic urbanization leaders seek to maintain connections to an industrial past.

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