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VINCI 2017 Innovation Awards: A Grand Prize for Eolift®


The prize-giving ceremony for the VINCI 2017 Innovation Awards, International region, held in Paris on 7 November rewarded Eolift® team with the Grand Prize for Processes and Techniques category.


Photo credit: VINCI photo library

Eolift® which aims to build wind towers from the ground by assembling tower sections in reverse order, enables to increase wind tower height without using cranes while improving workers’ safety.

Used for the first time in 2016 to build 36 x 120m – high towers in a pilot wind farm in Brazil, the process developed and patented by Freyssinet can be used for towers up to 145m.