Specialized solutions

Question the facts, and make the impossible possible.

Various factors have confronted Gleitbau Salzburg in its execution of projects, caused by either climatic peculiarities or architecturally induced demands on geometric profiles: whether it be a simple silo or a complicated off-shore structure, solutions are the company’s speciality.

Gleitbau engineers master these challenges with know-how: researching the available information on formwork technology and designing custom-made solutions. Thousands of world-wide successfully completed projects can corroborate this ideal approach.

The practical realization is the deciding advantage in selecting a working partnership with the Gleitbau Salzburg team. Solutions range from competent detailed schemes involving formwork technology and heavy lifting to enquiries in general matters regarding structural engineering such as statics, concrete construction or construction logistics.

Examples for specialized solutions

  • Slipforming slopes in hydraulic structures
  • Slipforming parabolic cooling towers
  • Extended formwork solutions for silo projects (slipforming, formwork for inside hoppers, cones)
  • Special formwork for shaft transitions
  • Formwork for multi-use production (refractory lining works, harbour caissons, etc.)

Economical solutions can always be found through individual development in formwork and lifting technology.

LNG tanks

The construction of LNG tanks takes advantage of all positive features of the slipforming technique such as:

  • Short construction period
  • Execution of a monolithic, joint-free concrete structure
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LNG is an abbreviation for „Liquefied Natural Gas“. Natural gas is turned into liquid condition and its volume is reduced to 1/600 in order to enable its storage and above all the transcontinental transport. The liquefying process is achieved through cooling down the gas under -160° C.

Huge tanks are erected at the loading and unloading docks of the LNG-Tanker (so- called LNG Terminals) to make the liquefied natural gas disposable before loading and unloading. These tanks offer a volume of approx. 150.000 m³ per tank, usually there are several tanks per terminal, depending on the capacity of the facility.

The construction of a monolithic concrete structure without cold joints, the short execution period by achieving highest quality and the secure work under very windy conditions in coasty regions prove that the slipforming technique is the ultimate solution for the erection of LNG-Tanks.


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