First tower crane at ICC’s site

The construction crew of Polimex-Mostostal, a prime contractor of the International Convention Center’s seat (ICC), has commenced to install the first tower crane at the site. It seems the construction work will start finally in full swing.

The initial works were kicked-off in November last year. However, due to a mine waste dump’s soil contamination (the site was partially covered by the dump, which has been displacing since late February), the prime contractor had to carry out several additional tests answering where the soil can be removed and how it can be utilized. Moreover, it was necessary to fill in post-mining voids as the ICC is being built in the area of the former “Katowice” coal mine.

“Works on the post-mining voids have been already finished and now Polimex-Mostostal will be able to conduct the construction process at full capacity. The new schedule prepared by the prime contractor says the ICC’s building will be delivered in the turn of third and fourth quarter of 2013” – said Janusz Nowak, project manager of the International Convention Center.

Polimex-Mostostal will need 45 000 cubic meters of concrete and 3 500 tons of steel to construct the ICC. Four tower cranes will operate at the site. The total number of soil removed from the dump and from the excavation will reach 500 000 cubic meters.