ST-LAMBERT, QC, June 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Roctest Ltd. "Group Roctest"
(TSX:RTT) has been awarded a major contract from Flatiron Constructors/Manson
Construction Company of Minneapolis (Flatiron-Manson JV), principal
contractors for the I-35W Minnesota Bridge construction. The contract includes
instrumenting the I-35W Bridge with conventional vibrating- wire products and
fiber optic instruments. This bridge project is a world-first for Group
Roctest for this type of combined applications as it also combines Roctest
newly introduced SensCore concrete corrosion monitoring system.
The new I-35W Bridge project, designed by FIGG Engineering Group, was
started in October 2007 following the tragic collapse of the original bridge
on August 1, 2007. Group Roctest worked in close relationship with Minnesota
DOT and the University of Minnesota in finalizing the optimal instrumentation
solution for the bridge.
The monitoring instruments on the I-35W Bridge will measure dynamic and
static parameter points to enable close behavioural monitoring for the
bridge's life span. This bridge will be considered one of the first Smart
Bridges to be constructed in the United States.
"Roctest has instrumented hundreds of structures with fiber optic sensors
and many customers have also combined our traditional vibrating wire
technology with our fiber optic sensors in geotechnical applications. In this
contract, fiber optic has been selected as a complementary solution for
monitoring I-35W Bridge, clearly proving the maturity of our solution and it
will certainly lead to more opportunities in bridge and other structural
applications" said François Cordeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Roctest. "Roctest is really the only instrumentation company offering a
complete toolbox of solutions, providing world-class traditional
vibrating-wire instruments, leading edge fiber optic sensors, the unique
SensCore concrete corrosion monitoring system and the application software to
monitor complex structures." added François Cordeau.
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Roctest designs, manufactures and markets sensors and high-precision
measuring instruments for the civil engineering, energy, healthcare and
industrial control markets. The Company is recognized for its leading-edge
technology, the quality of its technical expertise and its product development
capabilities for challenging and demanding environments. Its products are
mainly sold internationally. The shares of the Company are listed on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol RTT.
For further information:
For further information: François Cordeau, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Roctest Ltd., (450) 465-1113, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.roctest.com