Swedish manufacturer of premium stainless steel fasteners BUMAX has been chosen to supply high strength and corrosion resistant fasteners to global construction giant Skanska.
This is for the high-profile Slussen infrastructure project in Stockholm, Sweden.
Skanska has ordered approximately 15,000 premium fasteners to be used on the new water lock’s sluice hatches.
The Slussen area in central Stockholm is being redeveloped with new stainless steel sluice and flood gates – to help the region cope with the anticipated sea level rise in the coming century.
It is a nine-year SEK 15.8 billion (€1.3 billion) project in the heart of Stockholm, one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Sweden in recent decades.
It includes road and rail infrastructure as well as rebuilding the lock and sluice system and is expected to be complete in 2025.
Skanska was commissioned to provide new stainless steel sluice and flood gates for Slussen.
The gates are among the largest of their type in the world and designed to resist corrosion in the brackish water environment over a 100-year lifespan.
As they cannot be removed once they are in operation, their strength and corrosion resistance are of great importance. The gates simply cannot be allowed to fail during their long lifespan.
Skanska turned to BUMAX to provide premium high strength and corrosion resistant stainless steel fasteners for the Slussen sluice hatches. The company ordered approximately 15,000 BUMAX fasteners for the project.
“BUMAX was able to provide us with stainless steel fasteners that fully met our high strength and excellent corrosion resistance requirements for the Slussen project,” said Bob Hamberg, purchase manager at Skanska Sweden.
Around 90 different types of BUMAX fasteners were ordered for the Slussen project. The largest of these fasteners were BUMAX SDX threaded rods M48x1225 and M36x1125, in class 80.
“BUMAX premium fasteners are simply the best for extremely demanding projects like the Slussen project,” said Lars Holm, managing director of BUMAX. “We are obviously happy to be selected as a supplier by such a distinguished construction companies for such an essential infrastructure project, and we look forward to providing fasteners to many similar projects around the world in the coming years.”
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