A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

The Olympic stadium is one of the Ukraine indoor sport complex located in Kiev. Recently a large guy system was lifted here. It is a unique and very difficult process.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

The main components of the system are an inner circle, guy ropes and hydraulic stations.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

Before lifting it is necessary to fix hawsers on upper guy lines that will support lower guy lines with a coping in the right position.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

Sometimes clips on the guy ropes are just connected with each other.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

The process of the system stabilization goes parallel to the ropes fastening. It is provided by struts that are rigid constructions preventing the system from bends while the workload is changed.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

During the lifting of guy lines the load-bearing constructions are fixed by hawsers and additional jacks.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

Now it is time for lifting. Firstly go the upper guy ropes, then the inner circle and lower ropes come at the end.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

Anchors serve for avoiding of unnecessary bends and for simplifying of the lifting process.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

80 pairs of hydraulic jacks help to make lifting.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

Different sensors control the workload of jacks.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

Jacks work rather quickly: 2-3 minutes for lifting, 8-10 for backing into the initial position, changing of hawsers and then a cycle repeats.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

The jacks control is made manually and centrally from this small trailer.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

Different specialists including geodesists calculate here performances of jacks and stations.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

Italian specialists also work there.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

Jacks, winches and even beetle are used for hawsers fastening.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

Guy ropes, hawsers and wooden backings are lifted with a great crack.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

After long movements and checkings the circle is risen at last.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

German engineers control the process.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

Then the inner circle sets against hawsers of stabilization.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

After this it is necessary to throw them under the circle with the help of…

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

a jack and…

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

a winch.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

Then workers take off the hawsers of stabilization.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

After that hawsers are returned in their initial positions and the inner circle sinks.

A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium

5 thoughts on “A Lifting Project In The Olympic Stadium”

  1. the roof looks like the new bucharest stadium :
    http://cercetati.blogspot.com/2011/04/noul-stadion-national-lia-manoliu.html

  2. This was my field of work,but I was just a carpenter but they are needed to do all the cement work. This kind of work is hard but lots of fun.I will never see this place so this is the next best thing. Also this is meant to last at least fifty years but likely can stand over a hundred if they maintain it.

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