1989: Flanders Expo - Gent (Belgium)

Building - Conference Centre

Flanders Expo offers a total covered area of 54,000 m2 and is thus the second largest exhibition complex in Belgium.
Client:Flanders Expo NV
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Bontinck - Verstraete - Van Acker
Engineering:Buyck Engineering
Tonnage:900
Building time:May 1986 - July 1987

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1991: Broadgate Exchange House Phase 11 - London (United Kingdom)

Building - Office building

Exchange House is undeniably the building whose design is the most innovative and the technology the most avant-garde of the 14 buildings built in the six-year period of 1984 to 1991 in the City of London. Built directly over the railway line, this ten level building is supported by a structure comprised of four parallel arches spanning the railway below. The building's steel structure allows for vast, clear office plates, free of any post. The steel and glass volume seems to float between the arches.
Client:Rosehaugh Stanhope Properties
General Contractor:Bovis
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Engineering:Tony Gee & Partners - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Dimensions:40,000m²
Tonnage:7000
Building time:January 1987 - January 1989

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1993: OCAS Research Centre for steel applications - Zelzate (Belgium)

Building - Office building

The architectural expression of these research and office buildings is a striking reflection of the activities in the research centre and of the possibilities of steel. Two basic forms of steel structures are very well integrated: the truss and the parabolic arch.
Client:Sidmar NV
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Philippe Samyn & Partners
Engineering:ir. J. Decloedt - Setesco
Tonnage:1200
Building time:March 1990 - November 1990

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1995: Railway bridge over the Oude Maas - Dordrecht (Netherlands)

Bridge - Railway bridge

The steel portal has been designed by the NS engineering department. The structure rests on foundation piles with a length of 44m. Complete bridge components were transported by water from Belgium to Dordrecht. The heaviest components weigh 450 tonnes and had to be lifted to a height of 60m.
Client:Railinfrabeheer - Nederlandse Spoorwegen
General Contractor:Franki - Van Lee b.v.
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architects:ir. Paul van der Ree - Holland Railconsult
Engineering:Holland Railconsult
Dimensions:217m (L)
Tonnage:6.500
Building time:March 1993 - October 1994

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1997: Kronprinzen Bridge - Berlijn (Germany)

Bridge - Road bridge

The reconstruction of the Kronprinzenbrücke over the River Spree forged the first link after the fall of the Wall. The bridge load-bearing structure consists of two main supporting beams over three bays with a diameter of 1,016 mm. They are linked in a shear-resistant manner to the orthotropic deck. These are supported by struts at intervals of 2.75 m on the opposite horizontal inclined arched supporting pipes. Thanks to the positioning of the bearings moveable in the direction of the bridge, only vertical loads and horizontal loads transversal to the bridge access fall on the riverside steel pyramids of the substructure. The jacking up bearing forces which occur in the large middle opening as a consequence of traffic are absorbed by prestressed tension anchorage in the abutments.
Client:Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung
General Contractor:Bau Union-Süd
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Santiago Calatrava
Engineering:Prof. Sedlacek & Partner
Dimensions:74m x 23m (LxB)
Tonnage:1.500
Building time:June 1992 - September 1994

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1999: Garde-Adhémar Viaduct - Pierrelatte (Canal de Donzère) (France)

Bridge - Railway bridge

The strong image of the project heralds the return of steel to high speed railway bridge construction. This pair of simple bowstring arches is unconventionally linked by the high stabilizing struts to achieve a particularly stiff railway surface with competitive steel weight and clean detailing. Large building elements were transported by pontoon and erected by a floating crane.
Client:SNCF - TGV Méditerrannée
General Contractor:GFC
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction - Eiffel
Architect:Marc Mimram
Engineering:SNCF - Bureau d'études Greisch - R. Foucault & Ass.
Dimensions:325m x 20m (LxB)
Tonnage:5.300T
Building time:May 1996 - March 1998

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2001: Europe bridge over the Loire - Orléans (France)

Bridge - Road bridge

Urban bridge upon the river Loire realised to reduce the traffic congestion on the west side of Orleans, with 4 traffic lanes and 2 walkways. The particularly complex structure is composed of : * an orthotropic steel deck, supported by an inclined steel arch, through sheathed locked cables. *2 concrete tripods on their peak, beared on foundation massifs located in the river *2 concrete deck-abutments extending the main bridge towards the banks. The steel decking (4 900 tons inclusive arch) is 25 m width and 378 m total length, with a main span of 202 m and two side spans 88 m long. The deck has been launched on temporary jacks located in the river.
Client:Direction Départementale de l'Equipement du Loiret
General Contractor:Chantiers Modernes
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction - Eiffel
Architect:Santiago Calatrava
Engineering:Setec TPI
Dimensions:376m x 25m (LxB)
Tonnage:5.350
Building time:July 1998 - October 2000

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2003: Swiss Re Headquarters - London (United Kingdom)

Building - Office building

30 St Mary Axe is a landmark 40-storey office building in the heart of London's financial centre, developed by Swiss Re and designed by architects Foster and Partners. The tower has a circular plan that widens as it rises from the ground and then tapers towards its apex which makes it appear less bulky than a rectilinear building of equivalent floor area. 30 St Mary Axe is London's first environmentally sustainable tall building. Among the building's most distinctive features are its windows, which open to allow natural ventilation to supplement the mechanical systems for a good part of the year. Whenever possible, recycled and recyclable materials have been specified throughout the building and innovative ways of reducing energy consumption have been implemented.
Client:Swiss Re Investments Ltd
General Contractor:Skanska UK
Steel Construction:JV Victor Buyck/Hollandia
Architect:Norman Foster & Partners
Engineering:Ove Arup & Partners
Dimensions:180m (H) - 58.000m²
Tonnage:10.500
Building time:September 2001 - January 2003

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2003: Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce - Kirchberg (Luxembourg)

Building - Office building

The rehabilitation and extension of the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg was an opportunity to annex the existing 5000 m2 to a project totalling 30 000 m2 of offices, a conference centre and four underground levels of parking. It is broken down into six five-level buildings connected by glazed galleries and patios. The structure of these buildings is a mixture of steel and concrete for the floors and the central cores with a metal frame and glass and steel façades. The floor thickness is reduced to 35 cm by using trussed joists with visible ties along with the stainless floor elements designed specifically for this building. There is no central support for the 12-metre span corresponding to the width of these buildings. Fire safety protection utilises modern engineering concepts: a sprinkler and other appropriate systems that have made it possible to leave the frame visible.
Client:Chambre de Commerce du Luxembourg
General Contractor:CFE - Hochtief
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architects:Claude Vasconi - Jean Petit
Engineering:Schroeder & Associés
Dimensions:30.000m²
Tonnage:3.060
Building time:June 2000 - May 2001

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2005: Three bridges over the Hoofdvaart Canal - Haarlemmermeer (Netherlands)

Bridge - Road bridge

The masts of Calatrava's bridges rise emblematically into the sky along the Hoofdvaart Canal. The three bridges he has designed meet specific needs in each situation. At the same time, they form a design unity and create a unique image in the area. The different angles of inclination of the masts and the layout of the stays establish a richly varied play of forms reminiscent of musical instruments.
Client:Gemeente Haarlemmermeer
General Contractor:Van Der Horst b.v. - K. Dekker b.v. - Vobi Beton en Waterbouw
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Santiago Calatrava
Engineering:Arcadis
Tonnage:2.790
Building time:October 2001 - May 2003

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2008: Gustave Flaubert bridge - Rouen (France)

Bridge - Road bridge

A new bridge was needed in Rouen to allow traffic coming from the A150 and A151 to the north-east of Rouen, to reach the port zone to the west of Rouen and the A13 autoroute to the city’s south, without having to go through the city centre. The bridge location chosen ensures that it is the last crossing before the river flows to the open sea. The bridge serves a similar purpose to that of the venerable Tower Bridge in London: providing a visit break between port and city. The chosen design - a rising, or vertical lift, bridge - will be the largest bridge of its type in Europe. In this vertical lift bridge, the twin roadways are raised and lowered by heavy steel cables that run over pulleys on the ‘butterfly’ pulley heads that rest at the top of two sets of twin supporting pylons.
Client:DDE Seine Maritime
General Contractor:Eiffage TP - Quille
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction - Eiffel
Architects:Aymeric Zublena - François Gillard - Michel Virlogeux
Engineering:Arcadis - Eurodim - IOA
Dimensions:125m x 17m (LxB)
Tonnage:1.650 (dek + vlinder)
Building time:October 2004 - September 2006

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Temporary Bridge Adolphe - Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Bridge - Road Bridge

Client:Ministère du Développement Durable et des Infrastructures
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Dimensions:174m
Tonnage:935 + 480
Building time:October 2012 - November 2013

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Rapilly Bridge - Hauconcourt (France)

Bridge - Road Bridge

Client:Conseil Général de la Moselle
General Contractor:Demathieu & Bard
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Dimensions:184m
Tonnage:1605
Building time:October 2012 - December 2013

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Oelegem - Oelegem (Belgium)

Bridge - Road Bridge

Within the project of widening the Albert Canal and the raising of boat clearance, this bow-string bridge with a central arch with parallel suspension rods and two slopes provides a flexible geometry in order to adapt easily to the different locations and environments along the Albert Canal.
Client:NV De Scheepvaart
General Contractor:Roegiers
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architects:Ney & Partners - Libost group
Engineering:Ney & Partners - Libost group
Dimensions:104m
Tonnage:656
Building time:December 2011 - November 2013

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Baakenhafenbrücke - Hamburg (Germany)

Bridge - Road Bridge

The 130m long and around 21m wide Baakenhafen Bridge will connect the northern part of the Baakenhafen quarter with its southern part, and represents an important milestone in the ongoing development of the eastern HafenCity
Client:HafenCity Hamburg
General Contractor:Victor Buyck Steel Construction - Himmel und Papesch
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Wilkinson Eyre architects
Engineering:Happold Ingenieurbüro
Dimensions:166m
Tonnage:2150
Building time:April 2012 - April 2013

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Junglinster - Junglinster (Luxembourg)

Bridge - Road Bridge

Client:Ponts et Chaussées Luxembourg
General Contractor:Felix Giorgetti - Galère
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:Schroeder & Associés
Dimensions:444m
Tonnage:2548
Building time:October 2012 - December 2013

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Pont Battant - Besançon (France)

Bridge - Road Bridge

This very famous "Pont Battant" bridge over the "Le Doubs" river is replaced by a new steel tubular bridge (67.2 m long x 24.4 m wide x 2.5 m high) with orthotropic plate and concrete pavement.
Client:Communauté d'Agglomération du Grand Besançon
General Contractor:Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France - Baruch et Fisch - Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Reichen et Robert & Associés - Architectes Urbanistes
Engineering:Egis JMI
Dimensions:67,2m x 24,4m
Tonnage:1150
Building time:December 2011 - December 2012

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Austreberthe - Barentin (France)

Bridge - Road Bridge

Viaduct for the highway A150, a new link between Rouen and Le Havre. This bridge has a length of 470m and the 2 main girders (welded plate girders) are 3.8m high. The complete structure (main girders and cross girders) are transported by road and are assembled by means of welding on a launching platform behind the abutment C6. Launching of the bridge in 3 phases.
Client:ALBEA
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Dimensions:470m
Tonnage:3050
Building time:October 2012 - April 2014

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Kempen North-South Connection - Bocholt (Belgium)

Bridge - Road Bridge

This project consists of two bridges: the cable-stayed bridge K03 (with two steel pylons) on the Albert Canal and the bridge K04 across the canal Bocholt-Herentals.
Client:VIA Invest Vlaanderen
General Contractor:Via Kempen (Jan de Nul, Aswebo, Kumpen)
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:Schlaich, Bergermann & Partner
Tonnage:1677
Building time:April 2012 - July 2013

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Uyllander Bridge - Diemen (Netherlands)

Bridge - Road Bridge

This iconic Bowstring bridge with a span of 152m and a width of 30,54m has been designed as a road bridge with 2 double lanes and a bicycle path. The bridge has been transported in large parts and assembled on site in Diemen. After assembly the bridge was lifted and moved in position by barge.
Client:Ontwikkelingsbedrijf Gemeente Amsterdam
General Contractor:Victor Buyck Steel Construction - CFE
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Quist Wintermans Architecten
Engineering:IBA Ingenieursbureau Amsterdam
Dimensions:152m x 30,54m
Tonnage:2672
Building time:February 2011 - December 2012

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Cotière viaduct - Lyon (France)

Bridge - Road bridge

North-east of Lyon, VBSC is constructing the new highway viaduct for highway concessionary APRR. This viaduct is a part of the new link between the A6 highway (Lyon-Paris) and the A432 highway leading to the Lyon Saint-Exupéry airport. The viaduct consists of 2 steel bridges, weighing 4300 tonnes each, supported by 15 concrete piers. The total length is 1210m. Because the bridge is curved in 2 directions “like the letter S”, it has been erected at launching platforms at both ends of the bridge. Both parts are welded together after launching, at a height of 40m.
Client:Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône
General Contractor:Dodin - Campenon Bernard
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architects:Christophe Chéron - Thomas Lavigne
Engineering:Setec TPI
Dimensions:1.210m x 8,20m
Tonnage:+/- 4.300
Building time:May 2008 - November 2010

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Waldschlösschen Bridge - Dresden (Germany)

Bridge - Road Bridge

Construction of a brigde across the ELBE in Dresden (Germany). The bridge has a length of 636m and is 28m wide. The part across the ELBE is an arch bridge of 140m length. The parts across the land are supported by V-Supports. This bridge across the Elbe Valley is an additional link between the eastern and southeastern part of Dresden to the northern part, which is characterized by industrial development near the airport. The bridge consists of a left and right land bridge (supported by V-supports) and a central arch bridge (length of 140m).
Client:Stahl und Brückenbau Niesky
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:Klahne & Bauchspiess
Dimensions:540m x 25m
Tonnage:+/-6.500
Building time:October 2008 - July 2010

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Eric Tabarly Bridge - Nantes (France)

Bridge - Road Bridge

The Bras de la Madeleine bridge connects the Boulevard de Sarrebrück in Malakoff to the Boulevard de la Loire on the Ile de Nantes. This new bridge links the main east-west road of the Ile de Nantes with the city centre and the SNCF train station. The selected project (Setec TPI / Atelier Barani) is a cable-stayed bridge (with a single 55-m high pylon) that is 220 m long and 27 m wide, accessible to pedestrians, bicycles, vehicles and public transportation in a dedicated lane.
Client:Nantes Métropole
General Contractor:ETPO
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Atelier Marc Barani
Engineering:Setec TPI
Dimensions:220m x 27m (LxB)
Tonnage:2.830
Building time:July 2009 - September 2010

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Bezons Bridge - Bezons (France)

Bridge - Road Bridge

As part of the T2 Tram project between La Défense and Bezons (Paris) the existing Bezons bridge needed to be extended with two pedestrian bridges (one at each side). These bridges with a width of 4m were shipped in by barge in 3 parts, assembled on site and mounted by means of a floating crane.
Client:Conseil général du Val d'Oise
General Contractor:Victor Buyck Steel Construction - Bec Frères
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:Xelis
Dimensions:7,2m x 4m x 210m
Tonnage:450
Building time:April 2008 - December 2008

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Grobbendonk - Grobbendonk (Belgium)

Bridge - Road Bridge

The current bridge over the Albert Canal in Grobbendonk sustained heavy damage during a truck collision. Subsequently half of the bridge is unavailable for traffic due to the large extent of the damage. For the time being, traffic has to pass in an alternating rhythm over one single lane. The owner of the Canal (nv De Scheepvaart), together with the municipality of Grobbendonk, has decided to replace the current concrete bridge with a steel, longer-span bowstring bridge. By implanting this new bridge, that very part of the Canal will be improved considerably. It will live up to the specifications for a European Main Waterway: the new bridge will be about 2m higher than the current bridge and the local bottleneck of the canal will be cancelled out. The transport of the bridge deck and the arches happens by waterway. The pieces will be brought to a close-by assembly area where the steel bridge will be completed. Once the new abutments are set, the steel structure will be positioned on top of them by floating it in place.
Client:NV De Scheepvaart
General Contractor:Herbosch-Kiere
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Vlaamse Overheid - Afdeling Metaalstructuren (AMS)
Engineering:S.B.E.
Dimensions:109m x 15m (Length x Width)
Tonnage:550
Building time:January 2010 - May 2012

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Urban Bridge of Compiègne - Compiègne (France)

Bridge - Road Bridge

Right next to the historic city centre of Compiègne a regenerating urban development is about to transform the area. A new urban bridge will be the centrepiece of this renewal: the wide footways, the integral benches and the attractive lighting turn this bridge into something much more exiting than a simple means of crossing the Oise river. The bridge is 116m long by 20m wide and has two bowstring-like spans with very slender arches alternating either above or below the main girders. The bridge deck between the arches consists of an orthotropic plate while the footways have a wooden deck supported by steel girders. A perforated stainless steel plate covers the underside of the footways and a wooden handrail tops the parapet with its stainless steel mesh between its supports. The bridge is transported to the assembly area in lorry-sized pieces where they will be welded together into two decks. These decks will be floated in place, where at last the final splice will be placed.
Client:ARC Agglomération de la region de Compiègne
General Contractor:Demathieu & Bard
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Explorations Architecture
Engineering:Flint & Neill Partnership - Terrell - ingénierie et bureau d'études - Stendess - IPSO@
Dimensions:117m x 20m (Length x Width)
Tonnage:1100
Building time:January 2010 - September 2010

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Rue d'Alsace Bridge - Luxemburg (Luxembourg)

Bridge - Road Bridge

The new bowstring bridge “Rue d’Alsace” replaces the existing bridge. The new bridge connects both sides of Rue d’Alsace over the railway complex near the railway station of Luxemburg. The existing bridge has 3 spans and is supported by several pillars. The existing pillars are demolished for the construction of the new bridge because the new bowstring spans the 119m over the railway complex with one single span. The new bridge has 2 road lanes with a separate footpath and cycle track on each side of the road lanes. The bridge has 2 main girders with an I shaped section. The main beams are connected to each other by HEM 550 profiles every 700mm. The deck itself is made out of concrete. The bottom flanges of the HEM550 profiles support the formwork of the concrete. The arcs are inclined box girders with 3 tubular braces in between. The main girder and the arcs are connected to each other by round steel bars with a diameter of 140mm.
Client:CFL (chemins de fer luxembourgeois)
General Contractor:Galère - Bageci - Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Jean-Louis Jolin
Engineering:IGOA (SNCF) - Schroeder & Associés
Dimensions:119m x 18m x 21m (Length x Width x Height)
Tonnage:2000
Building time:January 2010 - September 2011

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Replacement of the bridges on the Albertcanal (Noorderlaan) - Antwerpen (Belgium)

Bridge - Road Bridge

The “Masterplan Antwerpen” provides in widening the gabarit on the Albert Canal to a height of 9.1 m., and getting rid of the narrows in the canal (63m). This way, the transport by inland shipping is stimulated, what helps general mobility in the region. The first bridges which are to be adapted in this Masterplan are the ‘Noorderlaanbruggen’ in Antwerp. The project consists of replacing the current bridges in multiple phases, in order to minimize the disruption of traffic on both bridge and canal. The current bridges (end 70’s) were also manufactured in our works. The new configuration of bridges consists of a road bridge and a tramway bridge, which rest on 6 steel piers. The construction has to be completed before the construction of the “Lange Wapperbrug” commences.
Client:BAM N.V.
General Contractor:MBG - Besix - Cordeel - Van Wellen - Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:S.A.M.
Dimensions:178m x 21,2m + 178m x 12,7m
Tonnage:3000
Building time:February 2008 - June 2010

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Renault bridge - Boulogne-Billancourt (France)

Bridge - Road bridge

Client:SAEM Val de Seine
General Contractor:Bouygues TPRP
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Atelier Marc Barani
Engineering:Setec TPI
Dimensions:204m x 20m (LxB)
Tonnage:1.750
Building time:September 2005 - June 2007

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Hogeweidebridge - Utrecht (Netherlands)

Bridge - Road bridge

The Hogeweide Bridge has with the required temporary steel a weight of about 3000 tons. During a weekend the bridge was floated to its final position. This 24 hour operation was the culmination of 2 years of work. The bridge was fabricated and assembled in Eeklo and Gent and brought to site by water in pieces weighing up to 700 tons for final assembly on site. The Hogeweide Bridge lies between the Prins Claus Bridge and the Demka Bridge, both also built by Victor Buyck.
Client:Gemeente Utrecht
General Contractor:CFE
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:Ingenieursbureau Gemeente Utrecht
Dimensions:170m x 26m
Tonnage:2.200
Building time:September 2005 - September 2007

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The Kanne bridge - Kanne - Albertkanaal (Belgium)

Bridge - Road bridge

The Kanne bridge crosses the Albert Canal near Kanne. To enable the widening of the canal, the old arch bridge was to be replaced by a longer bridge. Being the first suspension bridge built in Belgium since 1960’s, the owner paid a lot of attention to durability. The steel part of the new bridge has a main span of 96.2 m with two side spans of 14.8 m. With a total width of approx. 22.0 m, it carries two lanes of traffic between the suspension planes and two cycling/pedestrian lanes outside the suspension planes. The suspension is carried by two pylons, each consisting of two cylindrical masts
Client:Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Afd. Maas en Albertkanaal
General Contractor:Herbosch-Kiere - Duchêne
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:IV-Consult
Dimensions:275m x 21,3m (LxB)
Tonnage:1.800
Building time:May 2003 - February 2005

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Prins Claus Bridge - Utrecht (Netherlands)

Bridge - Road Bridge

The single-pylon bridge connects an austere post-war neighbourhood of Utrecht with a new high standard business area. The torsion, constructive pylon of the bridge transforms geometrically from a cone form at the top descending into a box shape as it connects with the main deck. The deck is split into four separate lanes which enables difference in steepness for slow and motorised traffic.
General Contractor:CFE
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Ben van Berkel
Engineering:Movares
Dimensions:308m x 37m x 90m
Tonnage:4000
Building time:September 2000 - October 2002

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Verrières Viaduct - Millau (France)

Bridge - Road Bridge

Located just 13 kms down the road from its much more famous brother at Millau, the Verrières Viaduct is one of France’s tallest viaducts. Composed of six steel box beam spans, the 4-lane highway structure leaps from one plateau to another in a graceful arc filled with several French flourishes. The first thing to catch your eye are the narrow tapered piers with triangular shaped relief patterns that soar all the way up to the underside of the deck. Resting on these classy concrete cones is a large blue box beam flanked on both sides by a cantilevered road deck. Supporting this thin slab is an array of white angled struts arranged in a pleasing zig zag pattern that looks similar to a Warren truss. The design reduces the size of the core box and hence the overall weight of the beam. To construct this 15 foot (4.5 mtr) deep “backbone” of steel, individual sections were incrementally launched out from the sides of the canyon.
Client:DDE de l'Aveyron
General Contractor:Razel - Dodin Sud - SOGEA - Spie Batignolles T.P.
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:A.I.O.A. (Arrondissement Interdépartemental des Ouvrages d'Art)
Dimensions:22m x 720m
Tonnage:6287
Building time:August 1998 - October 2000

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CRH/UBH Interchange Trinidad - Trinidad (Trinidad and Tobago)

Bridge - Road Bridge

This road bridge of 600 meter long consist of 2 main beams with cross beams in between and a cantilever on both sides. The main beams were transported in 58 parts and welded on a platform behind the abutment. The bridge then was launched (in an inclined plane) in 8 phases before it achieved its final position.
Client:National Infrastructure Development Company
General Contractor:Vinci Construction Grands Projets
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Dimensions:600m x 15,86m
Tonnage:2300T
Building time:June 2007 - November 2008

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Muiderberg SAAOne - Muiderberg (Amsterdam) (Netherlands)

Bridge - Railway Bridge

This project is part of the road extension Schiphol - Amsterdam – Almere. The scope of Victor Buyck consists of the supply and erection of a bowstring bridge for two railway tracks. The bridge has a span of 255m, which makes it one of the biggest in its kind. Elements up to 200 tons are transported to the site close to its final position for further assembly, welding and corrosion protection. Upon completion the bridge is moved by means of hydraulic units (self-propelled modular transport unit or SPMT’s) to its final position during a temporary closure of the A1 motorway.
Client:Rijkswaterstaat
General Contractor:SAAone (consortium VolkerWessels, Boskalis, Hochtief en DIF)
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Dimensions:255m
Tonnage:7165
Building time:January 2014 - May 2016

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Bridge across the Rhine - Straatsburg (France)

Bridge - Tramway Bridge

Together with our partners, Victor Buyck was selected for the design and build of this impressive project. The Strasbourg tramway line D extension to the city of Kehl in Germany is reducing traffic and improving comfort and safety. The project includes 2 central bowstrings with double arches of 20m high. Each orthotropic deck is 130m long. The width of 17m connects Germany and France with two tramlines and 4.5 m for eco-traffic. The steel bridge deck was entirely manufactured in the workshop and then transported to the site by waterway.
Client:La Communauté urbaine de Strasbourg & la ville de Kehl
General Contractor:Bouygues Travaux Publics Régions France - Arcadis - Atelier Marc Barani - Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Dimensions:2 x 130m x 20m
Tonnage:3000
Building time:January 2014 - December 2015

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Railway Bridge crossing the Adour in Bayonne - Bayonne (France)

Bridge - Railway Bridge

The project consists in replacing an existing railway bridge on the line between Bordeaux and the Spanish border in Irun, crossing the river Adour in Bayonne. The current bridge was built in 1863. During the construction, 1 track needs to remain in service at all time, which impels a multi-phase approach. The tunnel at the south bank limits the possibilities for the location of the bridge.
Client:Réseau Ferré de France (RFF)
General Contractor:DV Construction - NGE Génie Civile - COLAS Rail - Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Alain Spielmann Architectes
Engineering:C²ODA
Dimensions:+/- 219m x 13,3m
Tonnage:1500
Building time:February 2010 - December 2012

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Netebruggen - Duffel (Belgium)

Bridge - Railway Bridge

Right next to the trainstation of Duffel an existing railwaybridge over the river Nete is being replaced by two new steel bridges. These dual track railway bridges make it possible for trains to increase their maximum speed to 160 km/h instead of the current 90km/h. One of the bridges features a wide walkway on one side. These bridges are fully welded steel bowstrings with an orthotropic deck and have a completely metal sprayed surface. They span 110m and each bridge is 13m wide by 20m high. The first bridge is built together behind the abutment. Once it is complete it is launched over the river by means of hydraulic trailers and temporary supports standing in the river. This action creates space for building together the second bridge. Once the first bridge is skid to side to its final location, the second bridge can be launched over the river.
Client:Infrabel
General Contractor:CEI Demeyer
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:TUC Rail
Dimensions:110m x 13m (2x)
Tonnage:2 x 1200T
Building time:April 2009 - May 2011

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Demka bridge - Utrecht (Amsterdam-Rijnkanaal) (Netherlands)

Bridge - Railway bridge

This bridge has a central arch, which makes it unique in the Netherlands. The parabolic arch splits at both ends in 2 legs, between which the high speed trains ride. The diagonal geometry of the hangers has a constructive function but also contributes to the harmony of the new bridge close to the old truss bridge. The simple geometry results in a reduction in materials and connections.
Client:Prorail
General Contractor:Geka Bouw
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architects:Paul van der Ree - Edwin Meegens
Engineering:Holland Railconsult
Dimensions:255m x 13m
Tonnage:4.900
Building time:September 2000 - June 2002

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Walfridusbridge - Groningen (Van Starkenborghkanaal) (Netherlands)

Bridge - Railway bridge

Client:Railinfrabeheer - Nederlandse Spoorwegen
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:Arcadis
Dimensions:155m x 17m (LxB)
Tonnage:2.025
Building time:September 2000 - February 2002

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Jaulny Viaduct - Metz (France)

Bridge - Railway bridge

The total length of the works for the Jaulny viaduct is 2 km. The viaduct itself is a composite twin box girder structure 480 m in length. It is the highest on the line (aproximately 50 m) with principal spans of 73,80 m.Technical and architectural adaptations ensured the viaduct was compatible with environmental constraints and the technical criteria for the East European High Speed Line.
Client:Réseau Ferré de France (RFF)
General Contractor:Eiffage TP
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architects:Brigitte de Kosmi - Fabrice Neel
Engineering:Setec TPI
Dimensions:480m x 12,3m (LxB)
Tonnage:2.990
Building time:August 2002 - November 2003

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Bridges over the Ringvaart (R4) - Gent (Belgium)

Bridge - Railway bridge

Client:NMBS
General Contractor:CEI
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:TUC Rail
Dimensions:119m x 10,25m (LxB)
Tonnage:1.600
Building time:October 2002 - October 2004

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Bridge for the HSL Brussels-Köln - Schaarbeek (Belgium)

Bridge - Railway Bridge

This 136 m long arch bridge is part of the high speed railway between Brussels and Köln. It was impossible to build the arch bridge above the main tracks without endangering the security of the train traffic.Therefor the steel arch was first assembled on top of the concrete viaduct and moved afterwards to its final position during one weekend. The bridge itself weighs about 1480 tons (including the temporary support it weighed approximately 1650 tons).
Client:NMBS
General Contractor:Galère - CEI Demeyer
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:TUC Rail
Dimensions:136m x 13,8m
Tonnage:3.060
Building time:May 2004 - November 2005

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Vallon du Prester viaduct - Luik (Belgium)

Bridge - Railway bridge

Client:NMBS
General Contractor:Galère
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:TUC Rail
Dimensions:136m x 13,8m (LxB)
Tonnage:1.570
Building time:December 2004 - December 2005

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Lamothe Viaduct - La Chapelle Auzac (France)

Bridge - Railway bridge

Client:SNCF
General Contractor:DV Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:SNCF
Dimensions:218m (L)
Tonnage:1.700
Building time:June 2005 - March 2006

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Perrigny railway link - Perrigny (France)

Bridge - Railway bridge

Client:SNCF Dijon
General Contractor:Cegelec - Pennequin - Pertuy Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:IOA
Dimensions:140m + 38m
Tonnage:1.280
Building time:December 2007 - April 2009

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Diabolo project: bridge across the E19 - Mechelen (Belgium)

Bridge - Railway bridge

This railway bridge weighs over 1,800 tonnes and is part of the Diabolo project, connecting Antwerp to the airport in Zaventem. The bridge is situated in Machelen near Brussels. It was assembled beside the highway. During one weekend, the bridge was moved to its final position. The construction with a span of 72m consists of tubes with a diameter of 1200mm.
Client:Infrabel
General Contractor:CEI Demeyer - MBG - Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:TUC Rail
Dimensions:150m x15m (LxB)
Tonnage:1.800
Building time:March 2008 - May 2009

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Passerelle du Grand Large - Dunkerque (France)

Bridge - Pedestrian Bridge

The pedestrian bridge « Passerelle du Grand Large » at Dunkerque, France connects the see with the FRAC, Regional museum for Contemporary Arts. The bridge deck of the ouvrage Franchissement, is being formed by two inclined rectangular sections that are being connected by I-section and braces. Steel bars with a diameter of 73 mm support the bridge and transfer the forces to ten small pylons and 4 major pylons. These pylons work under compression. The major pylons transfer the forces to the foundations. Dampers are being installed in the bridge to damp the vibration due to wind, pedestrians, but also due to vandalism.
Client:Communauté Urbaine de Dunkerque / S3D
General Contractor:Bouygues TPRP - DIP - Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Brigitte de Kosmi
Engineering:Setec TPI
Dimensions:180m x 5m (LxB) - ouvrage de franchissement
Tonnage:485 Ton
Building time:January 2014 - April 2015

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Hovenring - Einhoven (Netherlands)

Bridge - Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge

The Hovenring is a suspended bicycle path roundabout on the border between Eindhoven and Veldhoven in the Netherlands. It is the first suspended bicycle roundabout in the world.The bridge comprises a 70-metre high pylon, 24 steel cables and a circular bridge deck and is made out of circa 1.000 tons of steel. The cables are attached to the inner side of the bridge deck, right where the bridge deck connects to the circular, concrete counter weight. This way, torsion within the 72-metre diameter bridge deck is prevented. To ensure stability, concrete was added to sections of the bridge deck as well. The M-shaped supports near the approach spans also ensure stability.
Clients:BAM Wegen - Gemeente Eindhoven
General Contractor:Victor Buyck Steel Construction - BAM Civiel
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:ipv Delft
Engineering:Witteveen en Bos
Dimensions:dia 70 meter - pyloon 69,7 meter
Tonnage:990
Building time:January 2011 - May 2012

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Mooring Platform - Ostend & Nieuwpoort - Oostende - Nieuwpoort (Belgium)

Other - Mooring Platform

For the crossing with a ferry boat for pedestrians and cyclists in the harbour of Ostend and at the mouth of the river Yser in Nieuwpoort a mooring platform and access bridges are being built on 4 locations. On each location the construction consists of a pontoon with 2 spud poles and a moveable access bridge that follows the tide levels. The pontoons are being constructed according to the Lloyd’s Register rules and regulations and are to be certified as is common practice in ship building. VBSC is not only taking care of the construction of the pontoons and the access bridges, but supplies as well the epoxy floor finishing, the fenders, the roller bearings, hand rails in which LED lighting will be integrated, … The mooring platforms will be ready to welcome the tourists in the summer of 2011.
Dimensions:Pontoons: 30m x 10m - acces bridges length: 41 m
Tonnage:810
Building time:March 2010 - June 2011

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National Bridge - Parijs (France)

Bridge - Pedestrian Bridge

In Paris huge infrastructure works are taking place to prolong the tram line T3 over the Marshal’s Boulevards from Porte de Vitry in the south to Porte de la Chapelle in the north. This tram line crosses the river Seine using the existing bridge Pont National, which is being refurbished extensively for this purpose. The bridge is being broadened with a steel footbridge that is anchored onto it, and that is to become the architectural masterpiece of the whole project. The footbridge is a very slender box section that is being attached to the upper part of the existing bridge, and that is sustained by V-shaped posts onto the existing bridge foundations.
Client:Mairie de Paris
General Contractor:Bouygues TPRP - Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:Arcadis
Dimensions:265 m. (length)
Tonnage:665
Building time:January 2010 - July 2011

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Pedestrian and cycling bridge across the E19 - Machelen (Belgium)

Bridge - Cycling bridge

The pedestrian and cycling bridge over the E19 is a small part of the DIABOLO project. This project is a public private cooperation. The DIABOLO project wants to improve the connection to the airport of Brussels from the north (from Antwerp). The bridge is constructed out of 2 separate parts, the abutment of the bridge and the bowstring bridge itself. In between there is an expansion joint. The abutment of the bridge has a portal frame made out of inclined columns en cross beams. Both the bowstring and the abutment of the bridge have an orthotropic deck. The construction parts were transported by truck to the site. The deck was transported in 7 pieces and the arc in 5. The whole bridge has a metal spraying and several layers of paint as corrosive protection.
Clients:Administratie Wegen en Verkeer - Infrabel
General Contractor:THV Dialink
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:Technum
Dimensions:202m x 8m
Tonnage:560
Building time:March 2008 - June 2009

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Gaardeniersbridge - Gent (Belgium)

Bridge - Cycling bridge

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Client:Stad Gent
General Contractor:Besix - Arthur Moens
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:G. Derveaux
Dimensions:360m
Tonnage:480
Building time:May 2007 - September 2008

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The 'Lichtenlijn' - Knokke (Belgium)

Bridge - Cycling bridge

In 2007-2008 the Coastal Division of the Flemish Government built a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists over the busy coastal road (& tramways). The designer came up with a slender bridge that is flowing as if it were disconnecting from the ground. From a conceptual point of view, the bridge consists of welded bent steel plates of 12mm thickness. In this way, a structural steel 'hammock' is formed in which a concrete deck lies.
Client:Vlaamse Overheid, agentschap voor Maritieme Dienstverlening en Kust, afdeling Kust.
General Contractor:Herbosch-Kiere
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:Ney & Partners
Dimensions:106m
Tonnage:105
Building time:March 2007 - July 2008

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Albert Canal - Olen, Kwaadmechelen, Hasselt, Diepenbeek, Genk (Belgium)

Other - Lock

On the 5 lock complexes of the Albert Canal, the gates has been replaced and the movement mechanisms has been modernized. In addition to the replacement of the 5 gates, there is also ordered a spare gate.
Client:NV De Scheepvaart
General Contractor:Roegiers - Egemin - Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:AMS Brussel
Dimensions:30m x 9m
Tonnage:6 x 110 ton
Building time:October 2006 - September 2012

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Van Cauwelaertsluis - Antwerpen (Belgium)

Other - Lock

The renovation of the Van Cauwelaert lock is part of the Mobility Master Plan for Antwerp. The lock (in use since 1928), is provided with 2 new lock doors and a new mechanism to operate the doors. Together with two other locks within the Master Plan renovation will be (Kattendijk Luis Royers lock) is the new Van Cauwelaert lock guarantees a good connection on the Scheldt to the inner terminals and the right bank, and a better connection with the Albert. After removing the 4 existing doors, VBSC supplies and installs 4 new doors. Each door weighs 1000 Tonnes.
Client:BAM N.V.
General Contractor:Roegiers-Depret - Egemin - Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:Vlaamse Overheid - Afdeling Metaalstructuren (AMS)
Dimensions:37m (Length) x 7,5m (Width) x 20m (Height)
Tonnage:4.000
Building time:April 2009 - April 2011

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Kattendijk Lock - Antwerpen (Belgium)

Other - Lock

After many years of inactivity (since 1900), this lock will be in use again and a new mobile bridge is constructed for road traffic.The renovation of the “Kattendijk” lock is one of the water-related projects in the Mobility Master Plan for Antwerp. 6 new lock doors will be installed.
Client:Waterwegen & Zeekanaal
General Contractor:Roegiers - Egemin - Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:Vlaamse Overheid - Afdeling Metaalstructuren (AMS)
Tonnage:670
Building time:February 2009 - May 2010

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Current Deflection Wall - Antwerpen (Belgium)

Other - Hydraulic Engineering

The “Current Deflecting Wall” is a curved wall that is being constructed in a river subject to the tide and that manipulates the pattern of the water current in the river, in order to prevent sedimentation. This concept has been successfully implemented abroad, and is now being introduced into the harbour of Antwerp. To prevent silt in the Deurganckdok a “Current Deflecting Wall” is being constructed in the river Scheldt north of the entrance to the dock. This wall is to deflect the current of the water and will in this way prevent deposit of sediment at the entrance of the Deurganckdok, in order to reduce the future amount of silt to be dredged. The construction consists of heavy steel tubular poles that are being driven in the Scheldt, between which steel panels are being slid. The Current Deflecting Wall has a total length of 320 m.
Client:Vlaamse Overheid, Afdeling Maritieme Toegang
General Contractor:Herbosch-Kiere - Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:S.B.E.
Dimensions:320 m x 25 m
Tonnage:810 ton
Building time:June 2009 - April 2011

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Scheepsdalebrug - Brugge (Belgium)

Bridge - Bascule road Bridge

The new bridge of Scheepsdale replaces the existing bridge. The new bridge has a single span of 40.3m over the canal Ghent-Ostend and it leads the Scheepsdale boulevard over the canal. The existing “Vierendeel” bridge was the oldest “Vierendeel” bridge in Belgium and it was probably the only rotating bridge of its type in the world. The new bridge is a balanced, rolling bascule bridge. The deck is made out of 2 main girders, with a variable rectangular cross section, and an orthotropic deck in between the 2 main girders. Upstream and downstream of the girders there is an orthotropic deck for pedestrians and cyclists. The bridge opens sideways by 2 rolling arms welded on the deck. The 2 arms are constructed respectively on the right and on the left bank of the canal This particular concept broadens the navigable width of the canal near the Scheepsdale boulevard to 29m.
Client:Waterwegen en Zeekanaal afdeling Bovenschelde
General Contractor:Depret - Egemin - Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:Maes - Stendess
Dimensions:44m x 20m (Length x Width)
Tonnage:1000
Building time:September 2009 - May 2011

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Wiedauwkaai Railway bridge - Gent (Belgium)

Bridge - Railway bridge

Client:Infrabel
General Contractor:Egemin - Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Dimensions:64m (L)
Tonnage:400
Building time:February 2007 - May 2008

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The Boulevard bridge - Willebroek (Zeekanaal Brussel-Schelde) (Belgium)

Bridge - Road bridge

Client:Waterwegen & Zeekanaal
General Contractor:Herbosch-Kiere - Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Ney & Partners
Engineering:Ney & Partners
Dimensions:60m x 20m (LxB)
Tonnage:1.000
Building time:August 2006 - June 2007

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New Lock of Evergem - Evergem (Belgium)

Other - Lock

The second lock of Evergem is not only important to the region of Flanders. The project is an opportunity to improve the European inland navigation because Evergem has a strategic position to connect the river Seine and Scheldt. The new lock is constructed next to the existing lock. There are 3 sets of identical mitering gates. Each set can be replaced by the other when damaged. The gates are moved by means of a hydraulic jack. Every gate has 3 slide gate valves.
Client:Waterwegen & Zeekanaal
General Contractor:Fabricom - Aelterman - Jan de Nul
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:Vlaamse Overheid - Afdeling Metaalstructuren (AMS)
Dimensions:15m x 9m
Tonnage:110
Building time:October 2007 - May 2008

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Austerlitz railway station, sections A2-A9-A11 - Paris (France)

Other - Railway Station

Paris Rive Gauche is an urban zone extending from the Gare d'Austerlitz to Boulevard Général Jean-Simon, running along the Seine on one side and Rue du Chevaleret on the other. New districts are springing up featuring all the usual amenities for everyday life. Housing, offices and activities, commercial outlets, services, schools, universities, public and cultural amenities are all gradually being created. This area is partially situated above the "Austerlitz" railway station. To cover these railway lines in zones A2-A9-A11 with a length of 560m and a width of about 55m, VBSC is responsible to deliver and install 6.300 tons of primary steel (+/- 81 columns of 24 tons with a length of 6.5m. & 168 main girders welded together with a length of 16m.) and approximately 5.700 tons of secundary steel.
Clients:SNCF - Semapa
General Contractor:DG Construction - Solétanche Bachy - Bouygues TPRP
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:IOA
Tonnage:+/-12.000
Building time:May 2009 - September 2013

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ArcelorMittal Dunkerques - RH2 - Duinkerke (France)

Building - Production hall

Client:ArcelorMittal
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:Ateim
Tonnage:3.450
Building time:October 2007 - September 2008

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Degasser ArcelorMittal Zelzate - Zelzate (Belgium)

Building - Production Hall

The assignment was to supply and erect an industrial building for the new degassing installation. The building contains a large number of floors and crane runways. The main assembly was done in a very short term (5 months) taking into account the stringent safety requirements of the group ArcelorMittal.
Client:ArcelorMittal
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Engineering:ArcelorMittal
Dimensions:44m x 40m x50m (BxLxH)
Tonnage:3.000
Building time:October 2006 - October 2007

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Passenger Terminal S3 Charles de Gaulle - Roissy (France)

Building - Airport Building

Victor Buyck was main contractor for the construction of a new passenger terminal S3 for the airport "Charles de Gaulle" in Paris. Following items were in our scope: steel structure (including fire protection systems), the steel-concrete floors and columns, roofing and ventilation systems.
Client:Aéroports de Paris
General Contractor:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architects:Jean-Michel Fourcade - Christine Frémont
Engineering:IV-Consult - Technum
Dimensions:750m (L)
Tonnage:+/- 12.750
Building time:April 2004 - December 2006

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BP4 - London (United Kingdom)

Building - High-rise Building

In January 2012 the construction of 25 Churchill Place (also known as BP4) started. When completed, the building will stand at approximately 130m with 23 floors, including 19 floors of Grade A office space and incorporating four atria on the western elevation. BP4 is the final building on the original Canary Wharf Master Plan to be built, and will provide over 550,000 sq ft of office space. The building is being designed to achieve an "Excellent" BREEAM rating. The building will incorporate a green roof, and low carbon technologies including solar hot water heating and photo voltaic cells on the roof. All major construction materials will be certified as coming from sustainable sources.
Client:Canary Wharf Group
General Contractor:Canary Wharf Contractors
Steel Construction:JV Victor Buyck/Hollandia
Architect:Kohn Petersen Fox Architects
Engineering:WSP
Dimensions:51m x 66m x 130m
Tonnage:8002
Building time:February 2012 - April 2013

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VAC Ghent - Lovinggebouw - Gent (Belgium)

Building - Office Building

This building complex for VAC (Flemish administration center) consists of two parts: a tower (56.7 m long x 32.4m wide x 98m high) with 22 floors and an L-shaped building (97.2 m long x 48.6 m wide x 22m high) with three floors. The L-shaped part is made up of four vertical trusses, horizontal steel beams and steel parts in cantilever (together 880 tonnes).
Client:Projectontwikkelaar THV Landsbeeck - Kempense Vastgoed- en Holdingmaatschappij (KVH)
General Contractor:Interbuild NV - Willemen General Contractor
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Poponcini & Lootens Architecten
Engineering:Bureau d'études Greisch
Tonnage:1080
Building time:September 2011 - December 2012

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Floyd - JTI headquarters - Geneva (Switzerland)

Building - Office Building

Victor Buyck has been appointed by Zwahlen-Mayr (Aigles-CH) to supply and erect a large and consistent part of the structural steelwork for the new headquarters office building of JTI (Japan Tabacco International). The 9 storey structure of this truely landmark building is engineered with two striking cantilevers at the opposing north and south corners. This integration of engineering and architecture results in a number of unique design features including a 5 storey reception and lobby area. The building consists of executive offices, a business lounge, a conference centre, a crèche, a fitness centre, an auditorium, a restaurant, kitchens, outdoor roof terraces and the central courtyard area.
Client:Japan Tabacco International (JTI)
General Contractor:Implenia
Steel Construction:Zwahlen & Mayr - Victor Buyck Steel Construction (subcontractor to ZM)
Architects:group8 - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Engineering:Ingéni (INGENIERIE STRUCTURALE) - Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Dimensions:108m x 72m x 40m
Tonnage:5600
Building time:October 2012 - May 2014

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Amsterdam Bijlmer ArenA Station - Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Building - Railway Station

Practically all the visible structural members take the form of hollow sheet steel sections. This was a design decision motivated by maintenance considerations and cost savings. The roof enclosure was to be the station’s crowning glory. It was decided to keep the supporting structure of the roof decoupled from that of the platforms and trains so as to minimize the transmission of stresses and vibrations. The designers opted for a roof made up of parallel platform canopies supported on longitudinal girders, which would underline the dynamics of the railway. The complete roof of the station has a length of 200 metres, a width of 100 metres and a peak height of 29 metres. The main supporting element consists of the five gently curved girders, each supported by five A-frame legs. Erecting the A-frame columns required the use of ancillary structures, but none of the other structural elements required any falsework which would hinder passenger circulation or train traffic.
Client:Prorail
General Contractor:Besix
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architects:Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners - Arcadis
Engineering:Arcadis
Dimensions:200m x 100m x 29m (LxBxH)
Tonnage:3.025
Building time:June 2005 - December 2006

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BP1 - 1,Churchill Place - Canary Wharf - London (United Kingdom)

Building - High-rise building

The new global headquarters building for Barclays Bank on site BP1 is located within the Canary Wharf development on the Isle of Dogs in London’s Docklands. The building comprises 4 basement levels and 34 stories above ground level and has plan dimensions of approximately 75 x 65m. The BP1 tower was the first tall building in the UK, post 9/11, to be designed and constructed taking into account enhanced security and robustness in structural design issues. The Barclays Bank tower topped out on Wednesday October, 1 2003, only 15 months after construction started when the first pile was installed. The steel framing of approximately 10,000t was erected over a 28 week period. The three, 37 story concrete cores were slip-formed and completed over a 3 month period during winter 2002/2003.
Client:Canary Wharf Contractors
Steel Construction:JV Victor Buyck/Hollandia
Architect:HOK International
Engineering:WSP Cantor Seinuk
Dimensions:150.000m² - 161m (H)
Tonnage:9.700
Building time:February 2003 - September 2003

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Dexia BIL - Belval (Luxembourg)

Building - Office

The building is built around a three-storey atrium with a series of terraces that accommodate the joint services and an auditorium with 300 seats. The construction method is simple and efficient in steel: columns and castellated beams with variable inertia and a thin composite floor. The span of the main girders is 15 m without intermediate support. The height of the beams is variable and corresponds exactly to the inertia requirements imposed by the stability calculation. The fire resistance was achieved by using mixed round columns. Because of the limited building time, these three storey steel columns were prefabricated.
Client:Dexia BIL
General Contractor:Soludec - Felix Giorgetti
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction - Viry
Architects:Jean Petit Architectes - Claude Vasconi
Engineering:Simon & Christiansen - Bollinger & Grohmann
Tonnage:1.800
Building time:December 2003 - September 2005

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HQ2 - 25, Bank Street - Canary Wharf - London (United Kingdom)

Building - Office Building

HQ2 is a 33 storey skyscraper with a 9 storey adjacent podium building. It housed the European HQ of Lehman Brothers Investment Bank. From a structural point of view, it has a concrete core with a steel gravity frame around it. It has a clear span column-free interior and separate structural and services zones. The most challenging aspect was erecting the 5-storey air-rights structure over the DLR without traffic interruptions.
Client:Canary Wharf Contractors
Steel Construction:JV Victor Buyck/Hollandia
Architect:Cesar Pelli
Engineering:Yolles Partnership Ltd.
Dimensions:153m (H) - 100.000m²
Tonnage:+/-10.000
Building time:August 2001 - October 2002

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Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce - Kirchberg (Luxemburg) (Luxembourg)

Building - Office Building

The rehabilitation and extension of the Chamber of Commerce of Luxembourg was an opportunity to annex the existing 5000 m2 to a project totalling 30 000 m2 of offices, a conference centre and four underground levels of parking. It is broken down into six five-level buildings connected by glazed galleries and patios. The structure of these buildings is a mixture of steel and concrete for the floors and the central cores with a metal frame and glass and steel façades. The floor thickness is reduced to 35 cm by using trussed joists with visible ties along with the stainless floor elements designed specifically for this building. There is no central support for the 12-metre span corresponding to the width of these buildings. Fire safety protection utilises modern engineering concepts: a sprinkler and other appropriate systems that have made it possible to leave the frame visible.
Client:Chambre de Commerce du Luxembourg
General Contractor:Hochtief - CFE
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architects:Claude Vasconi - Jean Petit
Engineering:Schroeder & Associés
Dimensions:30.000m²
Tonnage:3.060
Building time:June 2000 - May 2001

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Muiderbrug - Muiden (Netherlands)

Bridge - Road Bridge

To meet today's requirements for road traffic, the existing bridge was strengthened, broadened and lifted, without disturbing traffic. The solution was to modify the bridge into a cable stayed bridge. All parts were made in Belgium, transported by barge and assembled using barges, cranes, kamags and strandjacks.
Client:Rijkswaterstaat Bouwdienst
General Contractor:CFE
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Benthem Crouwel
Engineering:Rijkswaterstaat - Royal Haskoning - Bureau d'études Greisch
Dimensions:300m x 55m
Tonnage:1.400
Building time:October 2006 - December 2010

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Doha Convention Centre - SIDRA TREES - Doha (Qatar)

Building - Office building

These complex tree-like steel structures support the roof of the foyer and provide an impressive entrance to the new National Convention Centre in Doha. The building, designed by architect Arata Isozaki, encompasses 40,000m² of exhibition space (capable of holding a banquet for 10,000 people), a 4,000 capacity auditorium and a theatre that can seat 2,300 people. Based on the symbol of the Qatar Foundation, the ‘Sidra Trees’ are of free form geometry and constructed of fabricated box girders clad in singly and doubly curved steel plates. The roof is located at 20m above ground level; it measures 250m in length by 30m in width and is supported on only two of the steel ‘trees’, posing a major analytical and engineering challenge.
Client:Qatar Foundation
General Contractor:Baytur Construction and Contracting Cy.
Steel Construction:Victor Buyck Steel Construction
Architect:Arata Isozaki
Engineering:Buro Happold Engineering
Dimensions:250m x 30m
Tonnage:4.350T
Building time:February 2007 - February 2009

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