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Rio Metro Line 4

Rio Metro Line 4

The Rio de Janeiro Line 4 is a subway line. It is part elevated and part underground (2 segments). The line has been planned to open for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics.

Dextra has been involved since between 2013 and 2015 in the design, engineering and supply of four large FRP Soft Eyes for the station entry/exit points. Those Soft-Eyes were the first ever delivered in the South American continent.

Prior to D-Wall construction, Dextra engineers the FRP cage design taking into account size of the TBM, margin for error, soil forces and more design parameters.

Thanks to the properties of FRP material, Tunnel Boring Machines cut through the D-Wall in a minimum time, saving time on schedule and ensuring the perfect condition of the TBM’s head. The time factor is especially important in humid environments such as Rio to limit the water entry into the station excavations.

On this project, Dextra also supplied Rolltec Rebar Couplers, used as vertical connections in the station diaphragm walls as vertical connectors to reconnect cages.

Couplers were also used horizontally to provide a reconnection point for slabs (at station level and at the surface) in the D-Walls.

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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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