HARSCO LANDS ENGINEERED SUPPORT ROLES ON THREE COMPLEX CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN EUROPE AND THE U.S.
July 9, 2012
CAMP HILL, PA (July 9, 2012) . . . Global industrial services and engineered products company Harsco Corporation (NYSE: HSC) announced today it has been awarded leading support roles on three industrial and civil works construction projects in the U.S., Germany and Austria, all of which focus on Harsco’s specialized engineering and project planning expertise in providing scaffolding, shoring and forming solutions to complex construction projects.
In the first order, Harsco has been selected to provide the rental formwork for the concrete construction of a new AGRANA wheat starch plant in northeastern Austria. The new plant, scheduled to be commissioned in late 2013, will process more than 250,000 tons of wheat annually, producing wheat starch for the paper and other industries as well as wheat gluten for the bakery and pet food industries. AGRANA is a leading supplier of specialized starch products in Europe and the foremost sugar company in Central and Eastern Europe. The construction will include several round and elliptical basins for the fermentation process, each requiring a complex formwork installation. Harsco’s engineered solution includes more than 800m2 (approximately 8,600 ft2) of Ronda circular wall formwork and 1300 m2 (approximately 14,000 ft2) of Manto wall formwork.
Harsco has also been selected to provide the engineered wall and slab formwork for a new Dillinger Hütte continuous casting plant scheduled for completion in Germany later this year. Dillinger Hütte GTS is Europe’s leading heavy steel plate producer. The project’s concrete specifications include 24 meter-deep foundation walls up to 3 meters (9.8 feet) thick as well as 9 meter-high (29 feet) single-sided walls. Harsco was selected for the job by main contractor Hochtief Solutions AG based on Harsco’s proven ability to deliver on time and on budget, even in complex environments. “We have been working with Harsco in the past and they never let us down,” said Peter Drews, Site Manager Hochtief Solutions. “The engineering support they offer through their local sales teams and the special project development team is highly professional and customized to our demands.”
In the U.S., Harsco has secured an extended role in its ongoing support of the Houston METRO light rail project to refurbish the historic Main Street Bridge in Houston, Texas. The work is part of a major expansion of the light rail line from Houston’s city center, adding nearly 30 miles of track to the existing Main Street line. The complex bridge project has a number of special requirements, including construction of a supporting superstructure over an active waterway; limited storage for equipment; and stringent requirements to maintain the bridge’s historic visual appeal. Harsco’s turnkey support solution includes a unique combination of heavy-duty GASS shoring towers and Roll Shore castellated beams, engineered to provide support to the 400 foot-long (122 meter) bridge as well as providing safe worker access throughout the refurbishment. Harsco was selected for the project based on having the right equipment, craft labor and project management to carry out the equipment’s delivery and construction during the year-long restoration.
“Complex projects with unique construction requirements and demanding engineering profiles are a special strength of our Harsco Infrastructure team that positions us among the very best in our industry and gives us a strong foundation to achieve our growth objectives,” said Mark E. Kimmel, president of the Harsco Infrastructure group. The three projects together are expected to generate revenues of approximately $2 million through the remainder of this year and into early 2013.
Harsco Corporation is a diversified industrial company that is helping build the world by providing essential services and products to fundamental global industries, including steel and metals production, construction, railways and energy. Harsco’s common stock is a component of the S&P MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 1000 Index. Additional information can be found at www.harsco.com.
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