Gagarin Factory, Russia
This silo work for the Gagarin Factory in western Russia was completed in late 2015. The winter conditions were not a problem for the slipforming operation as the slipform platform is very compact and can be readily heated and shielded from the elements. Note the openings and block-outs in the walls, which are easily created by inserting custom wood frames into the slipform setup as it climbs upwards. The tallest silo has a height of 26.5 m.
Gleitbau GmbH was hired by Egger Holzwerkstoffe Brilon GmbH & Co KG for slipforming the silo shells. Gleitbau is an industry leading slipform specialty contractor with over 50 years of experience in this type of construction. The company works all over the world from its base in Salzburg, Austria. For more information, please contact Michael Veegh.