Ashkelon Power Plant
The Rotenberg Power Plant in Ashkelon is one of the most complex projects carried out by Shapir.
In the project, Shapir carried out earthwork totaling 400,000 m3 of earth, construction of reinforced concrete piles using the Bentonite method, creation of load-bearing elements, construction of various foundations, dewatering, construction of underground outlet channels and construction of the station’s command and control structure.
The Group also built a maritime pier and bridge for the power plant’s coal conveyor belt. The approximately 2 km long pier is designed for unloading coal and was built of prefabricated beams weighing up to 300 tons each. The bridge roadway, which provides access and serves the coal conveyor, consists of prefabricated plates. All castings at sea were uniquely carried out using a specially designed floating concrete plant built and carried on a barge. Furthermore, work was carried out to insert bridge piles in shallow water.
Client: Israel Electric Corporation
Period of Construction: 1996 – 1998
Financial Scope: NIS 350 million