Press release: Specialty magnetic formwork for Forest City in Malaysia
Success in megaproject with German engineering
Just a few kilometers from Singapore, in Johor in southern Malaysia, the starting signal for an extremely ambitious development project has sounded: Forest City. The venture is Asia’s largest urban development project, one that will not only provide 700,000 people with a new home in a sustainable “smart city” with extensive green areas, but that will also provide high-tech industry, a large commercial and banking quarter, expansive conference and exhibition space as well as tourism offers and a large number of jobs. About 33 billion US dollars are expected to flow into the project from developers Country Garden Pacific View and four artificial islands with a surface area of 1,400 hectares will be built in the strait between Singapore and Malaysia. The limited supply of premium residential space in the region means that a significant share of the apartments have already been sold.
For construction of the greened, architecturally demanding residential buildings, several prefabricated components are to be used, of which the first only began operation recently. RATEC magnetic formwork technology will be applied here. In addition to robot-compatible standard formwork for the production of wall and roof components, the RATEC engineers have also developed a new formwork solution in order to meet the specific customer requirements. “German engineering and quality “Made in Germany” is in demand across Asia and is the key to our international success”, highlights Jörg Reymann, Managing Director of the RATEC/Reymann Group.
With the new Easy Form formwork system, even the most difficult formwork challenges can be easily and quickly solved. Different ridges allow the free adjustment of the formwork height. The flat foundation allows continuous and protruding reinforcements from 25 millimeters height to be achieved. Easy Form is designed as a building block, which can be effortlessly expanded and supplemented and can be flexibly applied with few components. Thanks to the wide range of component parts, this system has the solution for all formwork issues. Even complex forms with upstands and reinforcement ends can be easily achieved. A patent application has been submitted for the system.
RATEC Group: Meet the better ideas
RATEC/Reymann group is one of the leading suppliers and service providers for the precast concrete industry. Especially with its magnetic formwork technology and in the development of complex 2D and 3D formwork solutions, the company sets standards worldwide. Based on proven planning competence regarding the equipment and rationalisation of precast concrete production, individual and innovative solutions are created for the production of precast concrete elements. With own offices in Germany, Spain, the United States and Singapore as well as a wide network of distribution partners, the company is present on all continents. The company claim „Meet the better ideas!“ is an inherent part of everyday corporate culture and leads to products and solutions of highest quality.
Easy Form is designed as a building block, which can be effortlessly expanded and supplemented and can be flexibly applied with few components.