Industry talk - Vinci

  • 28 November 2019
  • 12:00pm — 1:00pm
  • SKEM 201
We are delighted to announce that our devoted sponsor Vinci is sending FROM PARIS Marc Wastiaux, Scientific Director of the project which:
  • Cost over £1 Billion
  • Is a 30-storey high archway
  • Weighs 36,000 tonnes
  • Fastened with 600,000 bolts
  • Can withstand a Class 3 Tornado (once in every millionyears)
Oh, it was also built 600m away from its final destination.
The talk will cover each of the following points:
  • History of the project
  • Functions of the New Safe Confinement (the Arch)
  • Design
  • Worker safety
  • Site preparation
  • Construction
  • Transfer of the Arc
  • Commissioning
  • Lessons for mega projects
Marc WASTIAUX graduated from ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE and ECOLE NATIONALE DES PONTS ET CHAUSSÉES. He has been with Vinci his whole career and after 5 years in the Technical department was appointed as Technical Manager on site for various important projects:
  • Nuclear power plant at Nogent sur Seine, France
  • Elevated highway viaduct in San Antonio, USA
  • Vasco da Gama crossing in Lisbon, Portugal 
  • Ca Mau power plant in Vietnam 
Since then, he has been appointed Technical Director for a variety of projects covering Africa, Middle East, LNG tanks & Chernobyl
  • He has been Scientific Director of the New Safe Confinement in Chernobyl, spending most of his time in the Ukraine
  • He is currently overseeing various hydro and energy projects

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