Renewable energy is the big growth sector in the power-generation industry. The International Energy Agency (IAE) forecasts that in 2023, renewables will generate almost 30 % of total electricity demand, compared to a figure of 24 % for 2017. Hydropower remains the biggest single source of renewable energy, covering 16 % (by 2023) of worldwide electricity demand, followed by wind farms (6 %), solar (4 %) and bioenergy (3 %). Doka supplies formwork solutions for power-plant construction all over the world and is a player in energy projects for the coming generations.
Symbolic by design, a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is under construction in Florida. It will be the world’s first-ever guitar-shaped building. Formwork systems from Doka give the complex its unique contouring.
Konya, Turkey – Formwork expertise from Doka is much in demand right now for construction of the country’s highest viaduct. With piers up to 155 metres tall, the Eyiste Viaduct will be the connecting link between Central Anatolia and Turkey’s Mediterranean region, shortening travel time between the cities of Konya and Alanya. Cantilever forming travellers and Automatic climbing formwork Xclimb 60 from Doka are in use on this major bridge project.
We are looking for smart ideas and innovative approaches to solutions for the “Future Workplace”
Continued rapid technological developments as a result of factors like digitalisation, automation and artificial intelligence demand a multi-faceted approach to new technologies, methods and media. Companies are called upon to focus on megatrends at an early stage. This also applies to Doka. The company is using the Josef Umdasch Research Prize 2019 – founded by the parent company, the Umdasch Group – in order to establish contact with national and international start-ups, students and innovators, to find answers to the question regarding the “Future Workplace”.
Doka offers a wide range of systems and services
Skyscrapers are inherently impressive and construction experts are invariably fascinated by their engineering, design and safety. Only a matter of years ago, a tower 200 metres tall would have ranked as a landmark build. Some projects nowadays surpass that figure by a factor of five. Doka has the right formwork solutions for every highrise project. The company also invests continuously in further development of products and services dovetailed to the individual requirements of customers.
Reconstruction of Puskás Ferenc Stadium – sports stadium of superlatives
Budapest – The FIFA World Cup is in full swing in Russia. Elsewhere, in countries including Hungary, preparations are being made for the UEFA Euro 2020 games. Due for completion in 2019, the new national stadium is under construction in the Hungarian capital. With the capacity to seat just over 67,000 spectators and with a footprint of 210.000 m², the rebuilt of Puskás Ferenc Stadium is slated for three group-stage games and one of the round of 16 games in the Euro 2020 knock-out phase. Doka supplied Climbing formwork MF240 in combination with Large-area formwork Top 50 for construction of the stadium's pylons.
In the heart of Frankfurt's financial district, the OMNITURM tower is currently rising skyward. The almost rectilinear glass tower will bring action to the city's skyline, because at about half-height the tower describes what could be called "a shift of the hip". For this spiralling shift of the building's axis, Doka developed a new protection screen that can tilt forward backward and sideways to 21 °.
Nantong – In China's Jiangsu Province, north of Shanghai, work is in progress on what will be the world's biggest cable-stayed bridge, the Shanghai-Nantong Yangtze River Bridge. As well as the world's longest span (1092 metres), it will also have the tallest pylons at 325 metres. Doka automatic climbing formwork SKE100 plus is being used in combination with Large-area formwork Top 50 to construct the pylons.
Bucharest – In the heart of Romania's capital, a new Orthodox cathedral of impressive dimensions is now under construction. Measuring 124 metres long, 70 metres wide and 120 metres high (at the base of the cross), the place of worship will accommodate up to 5,000 people, making it one of the biggest Christian Orthodox churches in the world. Construction company Strabag is relying on formwork solutions from Doka for the complex geometric structures.
23.03.2018 | Festive award ceremony for the Josef Umdasch Research Prize
Amstetten/Vienna, 23 March 2018 – Members of the international start-up scene assembled yesterday, on Thursday evening, in the Weltmuseum Wien in Vienna in order to celebrate this year’s winners of the Josef Umdasch Research Prize. Dr. Andreas Ludwig, Spokesman of the Executive Board of Umdasch and entrepreneur Ali Mahlodji guided the audience through the award show.
Dr. Andreas Ludwig commented on the Research Prize: “We awarded this prize for the first time in 1991. The original focus lay on the promotion of wood research and forestry. Over the years, however, technological growth has been so rapid that it has prompted us to give the Josef Umdasch Research Prize, like so many other things, a new emphasis.”
Until recently the prize was directed towards students. In October 2017, however, the ‘Call for Entries’ was addressed to international start-ups. “We therefore entered into a cooperation with a strong partner. With World Summit Awards, or WSA for short, we can reach precisely this target group in order to position our research prize on the international scene”, observed Andreas Ludwig.
The exercise was successful: 135 applications from Nepal, China, Sudan, the United States and elsewhere replied to the invitation.
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