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Panama Metro Linea 1 & Linea 2

Panama Metro Linea 1 & Linea 2

Panama Metro is a recently finished urban transportation system in the Panama City, capital of Panama.

Panama metro Line 1 first line started being built in 2010 and started operating in 2014. It is 16km long with part of the line undergroup, and part elevated.

Following the success of the first line, a second line has now entered construction phase and should start operation by the end of 2018.

Pier columns For this large construction project, Dextra has been involved between 2011 and 2012 (linea 1) and since 2015 (linea 2) for the structural reinforcement of the large pier columns in the elevated packages of the line.

On both lines,
Bartec coupler solution, popular in Panama, was chosen to reconnect vertically the large prefabricated cages made of #11 rebar.

To perform that application, cages are prefabricated together on the ground before being split by unscrewing couplers all on the same side. The cages are then transported to site.

Once lifted and put on top of each other, with the same bars matching the one they previously splice, the cage reconnection can then be made with the use of a standard
Bartec couplers.

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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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