Client: Gautrain Rapid Rail Link
Type of works: supply of 100 high specification doors
Booth Industries, a global supplier of high integrity steel doors and modular steel fire and blast wall solutions has supplied over 100 high specification doors for tunnels, shafts and buildings in the Euro 1.8bn Gautrain Rapid Rail Link project in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In a contract worth 940,000 euros, awarded by the Bombela Civils Joint Venture, Booth Industries designed, engineered, manufactured and delivered all the doors to site. In addition they supervised the installation of the first phase of the specially designed Emergency Escape Tunnel Door Assemblies.
Due to logistical reasons, a local Johannesburg company was used to install all the doors. However, Booth was instrumental in assisting the Bombela in their selection process. The nature of the project and the exacting safety requirements demanded, meant that the doors in the shafts facing the tunnel and leading to the Emergency Escape Safe Havens had to be specially designed to withstand an extremely high temperatures of 1300C for a period of two hours.
Commenting on the companys involvement in the Gautrain project, Norman Harrison - Project Manager at Booth Industries - said: We are absolutely thrilled to be involved in the biggest rail project currently under construction in the world and are delighted that our products were selected on the basis of our meticulous design and safety standards.
Gautrain comprises 80km of track, 10 stations, 10.5km of viaducts and bridges and 15km of tunnels. Lead contractor on the project is Bouygues Travaux Publics Civil Works and Construction, a company Booth Industries has worked with on three previous major tunnel contracts in Hong Kong for the Kowloon and Canton Railway Corporation