Safety – a must on the construction site
In addition to technical data and productivity, safety also plays a key role. Active and passive protective measures have so far ensured that Skanska is one of the companies with the lowest number of accidents worldwide. HAMM rollers suit this approach perfectly. The 3000 series compactors and the HD series tandem rollers will impress you with their large panoramic cabs, from which drivers have good all-round visibility at the construction site. Other important features include the ROPS cabins and the clear symbols on the operating elements. The safety engineers at Skanska-NDI particularly like the DV series tandem rollers – the rollers where the operator is always driving forward. Increased safety is the idea behind this!
Machinery from the WIRTGEN Group – to ensure quality
"I have selected only the best machinery for this demanding project." This was said by someone who ought to know – Mariusz Gielniewski is responsible for procuring and operating the far over 600 construction machines used in this project. There was, therefore, no alternative to the asphalt construction machines of the WIRTGEN Group. After all, HAMM, WIRTGEN and VÖGELE machinery not only boasts the appropriate technologies for building a state-of-the-art freeway, but will also impress you when it comes to uptime, productivity and service quality. It was not in vain that a total of 99 machines from the WIRTGEN Group were used in July 2007 at this construction site – including close to 80 HAMM rollers. The full service offered by WIRTGEN POLSKA undoubtedly also contributes to the high uptime. A team of service technicians works permanently on site at the builder's yard in Rusocin. There, they take care of any necessary maintenance work, which, at the wish of Skanska-NDI, is carried out in strict accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. But they also do other servicing work, for example retrofitting chip spreaders on tandem rollers. Of course, the professional team has the most important spare parts and wear parts in storage at the construction site. Should a part nevertheless be missing, help is available from colleagues at WIRTGEN POLSKA in Poznań or plants in Germany quickly and without complications.
The birth of a freeway...
Freeway construction is always a highly complex project. The complexity increases with length here, because each new kilometer brings new technical requirements with it, due to the topography and changing ground characteristics. Planning, organization and logistics are just as challenging when it comes to construction. Very soon after the project began, the first machinery from the WIRTGEN Group was in use, enabling the smooth running of seven nearly parallel stretches of the 90 kilometer section of the A1.