On the occasion of "EUROGAMES 2015, which were held in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku from 12th to 28th of June 2015, noise barriers with a total length of 520 m were positioned around the adjacent residential areas due to a high expected volume of traffic. These noise protection syystems were constructed by KOHLHAUER® in cooperation with our client, MZ-Autobahn Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H, located in D-53560 Vettelschoß and our international construction partners in an extremely rapid time of only 5 weeks.
The walls were bent in the direction of the street in order to limit their height and increase the general effectiveness of the noise abatement systems. The KOHLHAUER SCORSA® FLEX noise barriers offer an impressively innovative, modular and highly flexible design. The advantage of bent systems lies in the improved noise insulation with the option of even reducing the height of the walls. The transparent fillings of the SCORSA FLEX walls are made of acrylic glass, fitted with 2 mm thick, black PA threads on the inside, which also serve the purpose of bird protection. The durability as well as reduced maintenance costs of the SCORSA FLEX noise barriers are setting new standards in the industry. SCORSA Frame elements were used for inclined roads and highway exits. All elements were additionally provided with a high-quality, permanent coating on both sides that facilitates the cleaning of dirt and graffiti.
The entire project was completed in April of 2015 after only 5 weeks of construction time. In total, approx. 80 tons of steel, 18 tons of aluminum, 1,800 m² of acrylic and 260 posts (100 pcs. of which were bent) were used in accordance with European standards. As the client placed a great emphasis on German quality, all building components were manufactured in Germany and delivered to Baku, Azerbaijan in ~10 containers. From planning to statics calculation and the organization of construction sites, the KOHLHAUER Group based in Gaggenau, Germany was responsible for the professional planning and execution of the project in conjunction with its subsidiary, the KOHLHAUER East Group based in Riga, Latvia.