Application fields

Freyssinet anchoring systems are used to hold, restrain and support buildings and civil engineering structures, either permanently or temporarily.
Anchoring products are engineered systems that stabilize grounds and/or fix a structure to the ground, enabling load transfer into an appropriate stratum.


The anchors ensure the stability of the soil and allow for large and deep excavations. They are often temporary, as the long-term stability of the ground will be ensured by the structure built in the excavation (car parks, basements, etc.).

The anchor is the essential element that transmit forces from a retaining wall to the ground and ensures the overall stability.

Vertical anchors are generally pre-stressed and improve the stability of dams, while reducing water ingress along the contact line with the rock.

Ground anchors are generally used to improve the stability of an existing quay wall.
For new construction, port tie rods are used to transfer the forces to rear piles or sheet piling.

Anchors ensure the stability of galleries by balancing the forces of the ground. This technique applies to mines and tunnels.

Vertical anchors provide an effective link between the foundation and the ground, while limiting the effects of fatigue when pre-stressed. The anchors can be used for towers, radio masts, wind turbines, etc.

Anchors allow structures to be built on low bearing capacity or unstable ground. The vertical loads of the structure are transmitted to the deeper, stable areas.

Anchors are used to hold structures in place that are subject to high water uplift pressure and therefore allow structures to be built in underwater areas by compensating for Archimedes’ principle.

Anchoring a cable anchor block to the ground by means of pre-stressed ground anchors makes it possible to limit or cancel the movements, and therefore the fatigue effect.

Anchoring systems for geotechnics

Why choose Freyssinet ground anchors

01. Comprehensive range of systems for all uses

Ground anchors, soil nails, rocks bolts, micropiles, port tie rods

02. Tailor-made solutions

In-house R&D and design office capable of studying specific solutions

03. State-of-the-art

Products compliant with international standards

04. Durability

Products protected against corrosion Monitoring solutions available for each system

05. Local support

More than 60 subsidiaries with local qualified staff

06. End-to-end services

Not just products. But a full range of solutions and services, including engineering and design, specification and manufacturing, installation and maintenance.
Anchoring systems for geotechnics

An end-to-end service

Anchoring systems for geotechnics

Freyssinet offers a wide range of systems to design anchors adapted to each use

Anchoring systems geotechnics Table of products

Strand anchors

These are multi-strand ground anchors, based on Freyssinet post-tensioning systems (ETA 06-0226, CE marking) and designed as post-tensioning solutions for geotechnics. Temporary, semi-permanent and permanent anchors are available, offering a different corrosion protection class (EN 1537). Standard range up to 13 strands, larger anchors on request.
  • Different options available
    for the anchor head:
    restressable, adjustable,
    removable, monitored, ...
  • Dedicated equipment provided
    by Freyssinet for accurate work
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Excavations
  • Pylons
  • Buildings
  • Bridges

Cuttable Ground Anchors

Made of GFRP (Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer) instead of steel, this innovative system is used to stabilize excavations: to allow subsequent drilling or excavation without the risk of obstruction by steel left in the ground after initial work, to prevent the spread of stray currents, or for tax reasons. There is no need to remove the tendons after use, Cuttable Ground Anchors can be easily cut or destroyed by any drilling or excavation equipment.
  • Economic, safe
    and reliable solution
  • Reduced weight
    and drudgery
  • Half the carbon
    impact of steel tendons
  • Excavations

Freyssibar® anchors

Their main components are derived from the Freyssinet prestressing bar system (ETA-09/0169). The corrosion protection for temporary or permanent use and the injection system are specifically adapted to comply with international standards for ground anchors and tailored to project specifications.
  • Reliable system:
    use of certified components,
    in-house prefabrication,
    long-standing experience
  • Fine thread pitch allowing
    an accurate prestressing
  • Easy to install
  • Excavations
  • Dams
  • Pylons
  • Buildings
  • Bridges

Freyssi 500-E

The bar Freyssi500-E is a hot laminated bar made of reinforcing bar steel grade (500/550). It has ribs that form a thread along its entire length, allowing accessories (couplers and nuts) to be screwed in at any point. With its large range of diameters from 16 to 75 mm, it is used for all types of anchors: ground anchors, soil nails & rock bolts, micropiles, tie rods. The Freyssi500-E is designed with a left-hand thread.
  • Compliant with
    reinforcing bar standards
  • Rugged
  • Available on stock
    for quick delivery, easy to use
  • Excavations
  • Dams
  • Pylons
  • Buildings
  • Bridges

Freyssi 670-E

The bar Freyssi670-E is a hot laminated bar made of a specific steel grade (670/800). It has ribs that form a thread along its entire length, allowing accessories (couplers and nuts) to be screwed in at any point. With its large range of diameters from 18 to 75 mm, it is used for all types of anchors: ground anchors, soil nails & rock bolts, micropiles, tie rods. The Freyssi670-E is designed with a right-hand thread.
  • Reduced diameters
    than re-bars thanks
    to higher steel grade
  • Economic option (less steel)
  • Easy to use
  • Excavations
  • Dams
  • Pylons
  • Buildings
  • Bridges

Freyssi SD (Self Drilling)

The system is used for anchors installed in loose soil or where the borehole may collapse. It allows drilling, installation of the bar and grouting in a single operation, which avoids the use of a casing. The system consists of:Fully threaded hollow bars from R32 to T76 (higher diameters on request) Couplers, Nuts and anchor plates, Drill bits
  • High installation rate
  • Very good
    bonding capacity
  • Can be used in all types of soils
    thanks to a large range of drill bits
  • Excavations
  • Dams
  • Pylons
  • Buildings
  • Bridges

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FreyssiCell, a load cell system

Freyssinet also supplies, under the brand FreyssiCell, a load cell system, which measures the force in the tendon during the work and throughout the life of the structure.

The system has a centralised measurement unit, which allows all cell-equipped ground anchors to be monitored from a single workstation. Other data acquisition systems can be connected on request.
7 standards models are available in stock, from 500 kN to 3100 kN.
Perfectly designed for all types of anchors (bars, strands, …), it is easy to install.

Anchoring systems for geotechnics projects

Argentina, Axion refinery, FreyssiSD

France, Grand Paris Express T3-A site, Cuttable Ground Anchors

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France - A89 A6 Lyon, Freyssi SD

France - Morne Calebasse, Martinique - Freyssi500-E

France - Cenne Monesties Dam

Zambia - Kariba Plunge Pool Strand anchors

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France - Cap 3000 shopping mall, FreyssiSD

Switzerland - strand anchor on a lutecian wall

Australia - Kangaroo Creek Dam

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Morocco - RABAT embankment

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France, Laouzas dam, strand anchors

France, Le Boulou, FreyssiSD

Switzerland, prestressing works

India, Thindaria landslide, Freyssi670E

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