This paper describes the precasting plant at Sangatte where the 252,000 reinforced concrete segments were produced to line the French section of the Channel Tunnel. During the peak period, the precasting plant produced 1200 cubic metres of concrete per day. This paper begins with a description of the installation, giving an idea of its extent, then looks in detail at its operations and indicates the performance levels achieved. The reinforcement shop and casting shop are described. The stringent quality control procedures, which involved certain difficulties in production, handling and storage phases are explained. For the covering abstract see IRRD 866394.


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Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 52-7
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 102
    • Issue Number: SUP1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00668717
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7277-2002-3
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 16 1994 12:00AM