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Troubleshooting On the Kefalonia Island Road

Troubleshooting On the Kefalonia Island Road - Maccaferri Greece

On 26 January 2014 a large earthquake of magnitude M = 6.1 on the Richter scale “hit” the island of Kefalonia, causing significant damage to the island’s infrastructure.

It affected residents’ homes and businesses. The reaction of the state was immediate, humanitarian aid sent to those affected and politicians and public bodies tried to contribute the maximum possible.

Given this “difficult situation” the General Secretariat of Public Works in cooperation with the Technical Service of Regional Unity of Cephalonia launched an urgent public tender and awarded it to the successful bidder J / V construction companies ERGOTEM – P & C DEVELOPMENT. The J/V had very tight deadlines within which, they had to complete this very demanding project, because first of all one of the world’s most famous beaches (Myrtos) had to be delivered to the public and the road to Assos village which was closed from rock falls had to reopen.

Maccaferri Hellas, took over the supply of materials and the necessary technical support to the contractor in the complex scenarios the project encountered.

The scope of work included the installation of Rockfall barriers RMC 050A (500 kJ), RMC 500A (5000 kJ), simple drapery STEELGRID MO 300 and high strength – low stiffness cable meshes HEA PANELS, in inaccessible areas. The speed of delivery of materials was one of the keys for the quick construction of the project in order the local community not to lose the tourist season and to create the necessary security against rock falls in the area.

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