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Rades Bridge, the largest bridge in Tunisia

Built in cooperation between Japan and Tunisia, the project was financed by Japanese banks. It was managed by a group of Japanese engineering firms (Nippon Koei, PCI) and Tunisian engineering firms (Scet and Studi).

As to the bridge itself, it was erected by contracting firms from Japan (Taisei and Kajima), Egypt (Arab Contractors) and Tunisia. The Parafor Ponts system was selected for its bonding qualities and for its light weight (5kg/m²), important requirements on this structure. Furthermore, it is rapidly laid in one pass, then it directly receives the wearing course. The economic aspect is also favourable to Parafor Ponts, a complex that is less expensive than other systems.

From the viewpoint of the Japanese project management firm, Siplast-Icopal, present in Japan for nearly 15 years, can certainly be considered as a reliable partner.

For the design of the waterproofing work, the Rades-La Goulette Bridge required a very meticulous detailed layout, given its architecture with its curves and their countering inflected curves.

40,000 m² of Parafor Ponts waterproofing system was applied on time.        
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