Composite materials are to be used to construct a new lighthouse in Valencia, Spain
Composite materials are to be used to construct a new lighthouse in Valencia, Spain

The new lighthouse has been mainly designed with composite materials and is claimed will demonstrate the potential of composites in the construction sector. AIMPLAS will be providing technical assistance on the project.

In this particular case, six carbon fibre tubular profiles several-centimetres-thick support a set of fibreglass floors slabs and their bracings, which surround a central tube that leads the stairs to the upper part into the lantern room, all made with composites.

The lighthouse’s only traditional construction is the cupola, which is made with traditional materials.

AIMPLAS has offered technical assistance to the project managers and has ensured that the building contractor met the quality plan.