Convention Center Ashgabat - Turkmenistan
Lifting of a roof Load transfer to permanent structure

Scope of works

Lifting of the roof structure


14xSLU70-160 strand lifting units

Main Contractor

Bouygues Construction Turkmenistan

VSL Entity

VSL Heavy Lifting



Project Description

 In Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, a new convention center is being built. The roof structure, which measures 120mx80m,  was assembled on ground level in two halves placed on temparary supports. Each half was lifted at the extrementies of the seven roof trusses by 14 SLU-70-160 strand lifting units.

The roof parts, which were weighing 570t each, were lifted by 13m. After connecting the roof trusses to the permanent support VSL Heavy Lifting carry out the load-transfer onto the final structure. 

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