1‐ Algeria builds giant mosque with world’s tallest minaret
Algeria is going to have one of the largest mosques in the world: Djamaa El Djazair, or the Great Mosque of
The giant mosque is being built facing the picturesque bay of Algiers as part of a complex that will include a one‐million book library, a Koranic school and a museum of Islamic art and history, commercial buildings, a restaurant, a library, an amphitheatre, a plaza, an underground parking with a capacity of 7,000 cars, and outbuildings dedicated to the security and maintenance of the building and its occupants.
It will also have a 265m-high minaret (874 feet) – the world’s tallest – as well as a 20,000 square metres prayer hall capable of accommodating up to 120,000 worshippers, and a dome of 50 meters diameter.
The huge construction was launched in 2012 and will be accomplished by end of 2018. Many countries are involved in this huge project, from the Canadian designers, Chinese contractor, products and machinery suppliers all over the world.
For the impressive dome of 50 meters, Palazzani supplied one Spider Lift XTJ 52, specifically customized to be fixed on a platform with rails around the dome, on top of the main building’s roof, to grant the dome finishing, as well as constant maintenance and cleaning, reaching 52 meters of max w/h and 19,5 m
The study and definition of the machine configuration took almost two years and ended with the supply of a customized XTJ 52, powered by single-phase 230VAC electric motor 2.2kW + 3-phase 380VAC electric motor 5.5kW only, without diesel engine, anti-collision sensors and electronic anemomenter.
2- Double goal for Palazzani at Incheon International Airport, Seoul – Korea
Designed to look like a Korean Temple, Incheon International Airport is the largest airport in South Korea, the primary airport serving the Seoul Capital Area, and one of the largest and busiest airports in the world.
The airport has 111 boarding gates altogether, with 44 in terminal 1, 30 in Concourse A (connected to terminal 1), and 37 in terminal 2, a golf course, spa, private sleeping rooms, an ice skating rink, a casino, indoor gardens, and a Museum of Korean Culture.
Opened on 2001, the whole complex has been built with high tech and environmental‐friendly materials, and from 2011 to 2017 ₩4 trillion was invested to add a second passenger terminal in the northern field of the airport and expand its existing cargo terminal and other infrastructure.
After completion, Incheon International Airport is able to handle 62 million passengers and 5.8 million tons of cargo a year, up from the previous capacity of 44 million passengers and 4.5 million tons.
Two units of Palazzani Spider Lifts TSJ 27 were recently supplied for the new terminal maintenance/cleaning activities, on wheels for easy manoeuvers and powered by AC electric motor and DC gel batteries pack for indoor use mainly. The gel batteries have been preferred for better performance even in the harshest conditions and lower overall maintenance costs as well as no acid pollution.