Complex Steel Structures
Within the framework of the 19th Painting Campaign of the Eiffel Tower, our company was the first non-French company to undertake the completion of this demanding project from its inauguration to the present.
Since the completion of its construction, in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is repainted every 7 years. The 19th Painting Campaign officially commenced on March 31st, 2009 and was successfully completed on December 24th, 2010; during this time, the Tower remained continuously open to visitors (on average, 6.9 million visitors per year).
Our company’s specialized personnel was certified by French and international organizations for anti-corrosion protection (ACQPA, FROSIO) and work at height (IRATA, Jarnias, etc.), in order to meet the strict requirements of the Municipal Society for the Exploitation of the Eiffel Tower (Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel – SETE).
In order to achieve the best possible result, throughout the project our Firm collaborated with specialized French companies – subcontractors for the installation and maintenance of safety nets and access ropes, and for the disposal of chemical waste such as lead (Pb) contained in previous layers of paint (a very demanding and specialized process).
In recognition of the successful and timely completion of the project, SETE awarded our Company the contract for the maintenance of paint works on the Tower until 2013.