Erling Madsen, owner of Hee Entreprise A/S, describes the project experience as positive. “The installation time was short, only 24 days elapsing from closure of the old bridge to opening of the new one. At the same time GFRP proved the perfect material for Greenland, where there are narrow, hilly roads and transporting concrete is out of the question. And should we need to supply a bridge to a location where road access is difficult, the low weight of Fiberline’s GFRP means we can also fly in the materials by helicopter. So I know there are plenty of places in Greenland that could benefit from the same solution.”
The total bridge replacement time – including removal of the existing bridge, repair and reinforcement of the existing foundations, and assembly of the new bridge – was just 24 days.
Fiberline’s Technical Solution Manager, Lone Døjbak, was in charge of Fiberline’s part of the project and she has no doubts about the success of the project. “Through our partnership with Hee Entreprise A/S we are expecting many orders for new bridges of this type both in Greenland and Denmark. Already we are working on a new road bridge for Narsarsuaq with a capacity of 20 tonnes and a span of 60 metres. Hopefully this bridge will signal the start of many more of its type,” says Lone Døjbak.