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Super stable, earthquake resistant formwork design for the tallest cooling tower in Greece

On site at one of the biggest projects in Greece in recent years, construction of the lignite-fired power plant Ptolemais Block V needs cooling-tower formwork expertise from Doka, plus compliance with a very special structural requirement. This is the first time that Doka has used an earthquake-proof design to form the first rings of a cooling tower.

To keep in pace with increased demand for electricity and relieve the strain on coal-fired power plants of older design, the 660 MW lignite-fired power plant Ptolemais Unit V is under construction in Greece. Greek construction company Terna S.A. contracted to build the megawatt project. When it came to the formwork for the 170-metre cooling tower, they turned to Doka and Doka’s decades of experience in the field.

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