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Cairo Metro – Line 3

Cairo Metro – Line 3

Since the first 29km segment of the Metro Line 1 opened in 1987, the Cairo Metro project has revolutionized the transit system in the capital.
Currently the whole network comprises 3 operational lines numbered from 1 to 3. Line 3 consists of four phases, and the first segment started operation in 2012.

Three new metro stations were opened as part of the fourth phase of the third line on June 15, 2019, a week before the kickoff of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cairo.

Dextra has continuously provided construction solutions since the operation of Line 2 in 2000, delivering since then more than:

-1,400,000 rebar couplers

-7,000 sonic tubes

-60 soft-eyes

Bartec rebar couplers are used for rebar reinforcement of tunnel and station structures on both underground and elevated metro lines as a way to reduce steel congestion and improve tensile connection.

Moreover, the integrity test of the metro foundations using the Cross Sonic Logging (CSL) testing method was facilitated by the usage of SONITEC sonic tubes, designed for easy assembly and installation in reinforcement cages.

Dextra’s ASTEC soft-eyes are made of GFRP rebar to reinforce D-Walls in underground tunnels, which can easily be cut by Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), resulting in time and money savings.

The project is still ongoing and the fourth line of the Cairo Metro is expected to start operation in 2020.

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At every moment of your customer journey, Dextra teams dedicate themselves to the production of smart construction solutions that allow our customers to reach higher productivity and safety levels on their construction sites.

Dextra holds physical stocks on several continents, complemented in each country by the local inventories of our distributors. With this extended network, Dextra makes sure our products are always at reach no matter where our partners are.

For solutions that require to be customized, Dextra can also go beyond our standard delivery times and offer accelerated delivery schemes. Consult us for more information.

From 3 major industrial sites located in Bangkok (Thailand), Guangzhou (China), and Pune (India), Dextra completely owns its manufacturing facilities and processes. This allows us to have complete control over the timing of our operations and the quality of the solutions produced.

An independently accredited material testing laboratory, accredited to ISO-IEC17025, is located at Dextra’s main Bangkok factory, allowing the testing of material and products.

Dextra aims to supply products that exceed the most demanding international technical approvals and it is our goal to create maximum customer satisfaction by complying with our clients’ needs and specified requirements.

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