Pasquick™ saved costs for the public purse

Corrosion protection for a new bridge

The Lotsekanal separates the Harburger Schlossinsel from Hamburg´s city center. To make it possible for pedestrians to quickly cross the Lotsekanal, the City of Hamburg decided to build a bridge across. This was the first official test balloon for Pasquick™ technology as an innovative coatings system in the public sector.
Corrosion protection for a new bridge

Task

Coating a new swing bridge

To make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the 44-meter-wide channel and to improve accessibility in both directions, the city administration decided to build a new swing bridge across the Hamburg Lotsekanal. Therefore the city was searching for an innovative and cost effective coating-solution.

Challenge

Bridging the gap to faster corrosion protection

As the bridge was planned to be heavily frequented, it needed a coating that guarantees a thorough protection against corrosion damage and should save costs at the same time. As a matter of principle, public authorities consider the introduction of innovative materials only if their successful performance has already been proven beyond any doubt. It was recognized that the technology thoroughly protects the structure against corrosion and is cost-effective at the same time.

Solution

Pasquick™ provokes a significant productivity boost

For the City of Hamburg, the decision was quickly made: the unique benefits of the Pasquick™ based topcoat convinced the decision makers. The products enable a curing process four times faster than normal, resulting in a significant productivity boost.

As the application has been used in other fields of engineering for many years, it was proven that Pasquick™ would protect the structure just as thoroughly against corrosion damage as previous coating systems – and, thanks to one layer less, save costs for the public purse at the same time.

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Facts & figures in a nutshell

CUSTOMER

  • Landesbetrieb Straßen, Brücken und Gewässer der Stadt Hamburg

INDUSTRY

  • Corrosion protection

PRODUCT

  • Pasquick™ Coating system

APPLICATION

  • Swing bridge across the Hamburg Lotsekanal