The company used design elements and bio-based materials inspired by the natural landscapes.
The company used design elements and bio-based materials inspired by the natural landscapes.

Solico has partnered with a composites systems integrator Advantage Composite BV to make the composite elements of a Netherlands infrastructure project.

The project includes the reconstruction of viaducts and underpasses along a dual carriageway road that connects the Dutch provinces of Drenthe and Overijssel.

Advantage Composite manufactured the composite components and supporting structures to meet all required national and EU safety standards. The company also used design elements and bio-based materials inspired by the natural landscapes surrounding the new structures, including viaduct cladding near the town of Valsteeg which combines the visual aesthetic of weathered COR-TEN steel with the durability and weight reduction of a composite material.

Solico’s scope of work covered the engineering of various infrastructure elements including steel support structures, composite claddings, railings, and handrails used throughout the project. The company’s in-house test laboratory also carried out material testing and characterization.

This story uses material from Solico, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.