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Austrian subcontractors for Chenab Railway Bridge Project

16. May 2011

 In Jammu & Kashmir, three Austrian SME’s will participate in the building of the highest railway bridge in the world as subcontractors for the supplier of the cable cranes

In the State of Jammu & Kashmir CBPU (Chenab Bridge Project Undertaking), an undertaking of Afcons Infrastructure Limited in Mumbai, is working on the bridge across the Chenab River, with a span of nearly 1000 m and about 380 m above the Chenab River the biggest railway bridge in the world.

Three Austrian SME’s are also involved in this project as subcontractors for the supplier of the cable cranes. VCE Consult ZT-GmbH in Vienna has designed the 130 m high pylons on both sides of the valley which have to carry the cables for the two cranes capable of carrying a load of 20 tons each. Jochum Andreas Seiltransporte GmbH in Schröcken is responsible with his team for the installation of all cables (58 mm backstays on each side, 54 mm suspension cables and 30 mm traction cables). Finally Hans J. Gmeiner, GEMCO – Gmeiner Export Management & Consulting in Hohenems, is handling communication and all other issues related with this project between Afcons/CBPU, the Austrian companies and the supplier of the cable crane.