02/10/2017

Soletanche Bachy at the cutting edge to meet challenges of Grand Paris

First simulator for excavating diaphragm walls using a Hydrofraise®.

With growing demand for Hydrofraise® diaphragm walls, notably as part of major infrastructure projects, Soletanche Bachy is continuing its investments. Besides human and equipment resources, the Group has looked to new technologies to develop a cutting-edge training tool for the process. To respond to the growing complexity of projects which require increasingly sophisticated equipment, the Group has developed a simulator for excavating diaphragm walls using a Hydrofraise®. Designed for the training of rig operators, the simulator provides an immersion into site conditions to learn Hydrofraise® excavation techniques in highly realistic situations.

Before travelling from site to site, the simulator will be on unveil at the Public Works and Civil Engineering Employment Forum at Egletons, central France from 14th to 16th of February.