Panama Cruise Ship Terminal

Kalzip covers the new cruise ship terminal in Panama City.

With a total area of 20,000 sqm, the new Panama Cruise Terminal is to become one of the most important cruise ports on the tourism routes of the American Pacific. Thus contribute significantly to the growth of tourism in the Republic of Panama. The planned project by the architectural office MALLOL Arcitectos allows berthing of two cruise ships with up to 5,000 passengers each. Two large ships with a length of up to 380 metres/1,247 feet each can dock at one of the two piers.

The terminal itself is located directly on the Amador Causeway in Panama City, near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The construction of the terminal will enable a new 14-day South Pacific route for cruise ship operators.

The heart of the terminal is the large roof with more than 16,000 sqm of Kalzip 65/400 aluminium profiled sheets with a material thickness of 0.9 mm. The special feature is the Kalzip profiled sheets coating (PVDF in the colour Dark Pastel Green Metallic). This coating contributes to an architectural highlight of the terminal.

 

The roof structure of the cruise terminal is designed as a triangle. In aerial view the entire architecture, including the two piers, looks like an arrow.

 

 

About Kalzip
Kalzip sells and produces aluminium roof facade profiles for the areas of industrial construction, leisure facilities/sports facilities, transport and housing. The Kalzip Group employs 160 people worldwide and is represented in almost all regions of the world. Since October 2018, Kalzip has been a company of the Donges Group. Donges Group is a leading supplier of bridge and steel construction as well as roof and facade systems in Europe. The group consists of the brands Donges SteelTec GmbH, Flachdach- Technologie GmbH & Co. KG, Kalzip GmbH, Normek OY and Norsilk SAS and employs around 1400 people in 14 countries. 

 

Contact

Donges Group
Kathrin Lutz
Head of Marketing
Mainzer Str. 55
D-64293 Darmstadt

Phone: +49 6151 889 279
Fax: +49 6151 889 203

E-Mail: kathrin.lutz@donges-group.com

 

Kempegowda International Airport

Kempegowda International Airport – Terminal 2

Kalzip supplies material for the “Garden City of India”.

The new Terminal T2 at Kempegowda International Airport in Bangaluru, India, was designed as a garden in the Garden Concept. After completion of the first construction phase, it will be around 255,000 square meters in size and connect travelers with nature. Trees, small gardens and ponds with local and exotic plant species form the interior.

Plant bells hang from the ceiling at the entrance, at check-in and at the security checkpoint. Beyond these rooms, a large indoor garden with waterfalls will form the gateway to the sales rooms.

The shopping area is connected to the gates by the terminal’s characteristic room – a huge, three-storey “forest belt” designed to create a soothing nature experience for departing and arriving passengers. The materials for the interior are designed close to nature.

Designed as a roof, the roof consists of 11 fields and a supporting ceiling, acoustic panel, insulation panel, sealing line and Kalzip 65 / 400 to meet the acoustic and thermal requirements according to LEED. The roof is interspersed with 195 skylights to allow natural daylight. Kalzip is very proud to contribute to an innovative and renowned project like this.

 

The roof structure of the SD135/310 (overstretched 3000 mm c/c, in the color Benjamin Moore 1110) is in line with the open bamboo ceiling.

 

About Kalzip
Kalzip sells and produces aluminium roof facade profiles for the areas of industrial construction, leisure facilities/sports facilities, transport and housing. The Kalzip Group employs 160 people worldwide and is represented in almost all regions of the world. Since October 2018, Kalzip has been a company of the Donges Group. Donges Group is a leading supplier of bridge and steel construction as well as roof and facade systems in Europe. The group consists of the brands Donges SteelTec GmbH, Flachdach- Technologie GmbH & Co. KG, Kalzip GmbH, Normek OY and Norsilk SAS and employs around 1400 people in 14 countries.

 

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Contact

Donges Group
Kathrin Lutz
Head of Marketing
Mainzer Str. 55
D-64293 Darmstadt

Phone: +49 6151 889 279
Fax: +49 6151 889 203

Email: kathrin.lutz@donges-group.com

Kalzip Conference 2019

Kalzip Conference 2019

60 top customers and partners of Kalzip UK met on 10 October at the Kalzip Conference 2019. In addition to technical topics and networks, the fun was not neglected.

Kalzip in Finland

Kalzip shares its expertise with Normek FC Facade is now also produced and distributed in Finland

Normek is further developing its product portfolio in the area of building envelopes and is thus expanding further in Scandinavia: The Normek production plant in Alavus now has a FC facade production line from Kalzip. With the support of the German colleagues, the first FC facade order was successfully completed.

The patented Kalzip FC facade system continues the development of the suspended, ventilated metal facade for an intelligent building envelope and sets standards in terms of flexibility, ease of assembly and cost-effectiveness.

With the Kalzip FC facade system, architects and planners have a variable and at the same time installation-friendly construction product available for the implementation of new construction and renovation projects.

The intelligent assembly technology saves time on the construction site. The easy clicking on of the system components makes assembly particularly economical. The freely selectable mounting direction from top to bottom or from bottom to top brings absolute flexibility. FC Facade is suitable for installation on all substructures and is therefore often the most economical and structurally best solution.

FC Facade also scores points when it comes to dismantling: with the FC Toolkit, it is possible to replace individual, damaged or highly contaminated FC facade panels quickly and easily. Time- and cost-intensive dismantling of entire facade surfaces is no longer necessary and thus also makes maintenance very economical.

“Kalzip 4.0” Event

Kalzip lud Premium Kunden zum Austausch nach Koblenz 60 Teilnehmer folgen der Einladung zum Event „Kalzip 4.0“

Koblenz, September 2019
„Wir möchten euch zeigen, mit welcher Kraft und Energie die Kalzip wieder für euch da ist und uns für eure Loyalität bedanken“, das waren die Eröffnungsworte von Christoph Schmidt, Sales Director der Kalzip, beim ersten Premium Partner Event nach dem Kauf der Kalzip GmbH. durch die Donges SteelTec GmbH im Herbst vergangenen Jahres.

Kalzip hat sich neu aufgestellt und ist wieder der starke Partner für Aluminium Dach- und Fassadenlösungen. Das Motto des Events „Kalzip 4.0“ soll diese Entwicklung – analog der „Industrie 4.0“ zum Ausdruck bringen. So konnte man direkt eine Produktentwicklung vorstellen: Mit einer widerstandsfähigen Beschichtung ausgestattet, muss die Kalzip Profiltafel weder für die Produktion, noch für Transport oder Montage foliert werden, spart auf der Baustelle einen aufwändigen Arbeitsschritt und ist darüber hinaus auch noch gut für die Umwelt, weil Plastikmüll in Form der Schutzfolie gar nicht erst entsteht. Ebenso macht das neue Sanierungssystem Vario LB Sanierungen von Flachdächern möglich, die bisher nur mit Stahlleichtbau gelöst werden konnten.

Auch Johannes Laumann, Geschäftsführer Kalzip und CEO der Donges Group, würdigt die positive Entwicklung. „Der Weg der letzten zwölf Monate war steinig, gerade deshalb sind wir sehr stolz auf das Erreichte und schätzen vor allem die engen Kundenbeziehungen, die teilweise seit Jahrzehnten bestehen“.

So hatten dann auch Vertreter der insgesamt 17 anwesenden Unternehmen die Gelegenheit, Unternehmen und Projekte vorzustellen; darunter viele seit mehreren Generationen familiengeführte Betriebe, die sich oft auf Dach- und Fassaden aus Metall spezialisiert haben und seit vielen Jahren Kalzip verarbeiten.

Zum Abschluss des offiziellen Teils übergab Peter Brechtelsbauer, CEO der Donges Group, jeweils eine Urkunde aus Aluminium an die Premium Partner. Im Rahmen des überarbeiteten Prämiensystems werden jährlich, je nach Intensität der Zusammenarbeit, unterschiedliche Medaillen ausgegeben, die auf der Tafel aufgebracht werden und so die enge Zusammenarbeit zwischen Premium Partner und Kalzip dokumentieren.

Anschließend ging es für die 60 Teilnehmer per Segway auf Erkundungstour durch das nahe gelegene Gelände. Ein riesiger Spaß, der aber auch etwas Balance und Fingerspitzengefühl benötigt. Nach dem Outdoor Erlebnis gab es im Rahmen des Abendprogrammes nochmal viel Zeit für Austausch und Networking. „Eine sehr gelungene Veranstaltung, bei der wir unsere Premium Partner von unserer neuen Stärke überzeugen konnten“, so das Resümee von Johannes Laumann am Ende des ereignisreichen Tages.

Zu Kalzip
Kalzip vertreibt und produziert Dach- Fassadenprofile aus Aluminium für die Bereiche Industriebau, Freizeitanlagen/Sportstätten, Transportwesen und Wohnungsbau. Weltweit beschäftigt die Kalzip Gruppe 160 Mitarbeiter und ist auf nahezu allen Regionen der Erde vertreten. Seit Oktober 2018 ist Kalzip ein Unternehmen der Donges Group. Die Donges Group ist führender Anbieter für Brücken- und Stahlbau sowie Dach- und Fassadensysteme in Europa. Die Unternehmensgruppe besteht aus den Marken Donges SteelTec GmbH, FlachdachTechnologie GmbH & Co. KG, Kalzip GmbH, Normek OY und Norsilk SAS und beschäftigt rund 1400 Mitarbeiter in 14 Ländern.

1,000 Days accident-free

Occupational safety is Kalzip’s top priority
Production – 1,000 days accident-free

For more than 1,000 days, there has been no reportable accident at the Kalzip plant in Koblenz. 1,000 accident-free working days – this is the result of a consistent education, information and improvement policy of the internationally active company.

Working in a safe and sustainable environment is one of the company’s most important guiding principles. The fact that the issue of safety at work is a top priority
is also confirmed by the regular external certification
(BS OHSAS 18001:2007).

Employees bear responsibility
Cooperation with all employees is essential for this success. Each individual is responsible for their own health and safety at all levels, as well as for their colleagues. Everyone is invited to report and document “near misses” as part of an internal reporting system.

The efforts of recent years and months have shown once again that it is worth investing in safe working conditions. During an official ceremony, the management thanked the staff and works council for this work. Kalzip will continue to do everything possible to further focus on occupational safety in the future.

To Kalzip
Kalzip sells and produces aluminium roof facade profiles for the areas of industrial construction, leisure facilities/sports facilities, transport and housing. The Kalzip Group employs 160 people worldwide and is represented in almost all regions of the world. Since October 2018, Kalzip has been a company of the Donges Group. Donges Group is a leading supplier of bridge and steel construction as well as roof and facade systems in Europe. The group consists of the brands Donges SteelTec GmbH, FlachdachTechnologie GmbH & Co. KG, Kalzip GmbH, Normek OY and Norsilk SAS and employs around 1400 people in 14 countries.