Trelleborg has been involved in this high-profile water infrastructure project from the outset, providing tailor-made sealing solutions and multiple fender systems within a one package and one point of contact solution.
The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT)
Trelleborg’s marine and infrastructure operation has been specified by contractor, Cimolai S.p.A, to supply bespoke high-performance inflatable and compression seals to the largest optical / near-infrared telescope in the world. The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT).
Showcasing the craftsmanship of its engineers, Trelleborg will manufacture and supply highly-durable, handmade inflatable and compression seals, that will keep the ELT’s classic dome-shaped enclosure pressurized, airtight from water, heat and dust, and ensure there is no UV exposure within the enclosure.
Maeslantkering Storm-surge Barrier
In one of the world’s largest flood prevention projects, the Delta Project in the Netherlands, the Maeslantkering storm-surge barrier protects the land from the powers of the water.
The massive structure consists of two hollow “gates” with 248 one-meter-high fenders, constructed by Trelleborg. Each gate’s arm length is 237 meters, from ball joint to the tip. When the gates are folded into their two docks, each is supported by 14 spring-like elastomeric bearings.