Industrial services company Harsco Corp. last week said it has orders to support construction projects in Asia and Eastern Europe, which will bring in more than $3 million in revenue. The orders reflect Harsco’s increasing strategic focus on emerging market infrastructure.
Harsco’s engineered formwork equipment was selected for the concrete construction of a major new hydropower expansion project in central Laos. The Theun-Hinboun expansion is designed to double the electricity-generating capacity of an existing power station to better serve the power-grid requirements of Laos and neighboring Thailand, which share capacity. Harsco will provide a range of formwork for use in the pouring and curing of walls, floors and columns.
Harsco’s formwork is also supporting a major hydroelectric construction project in Uganda and the company recently announced new orders for formwork support of new power plants in the Netherlands and Hungary. Harsco has also contracted to provide rental formwork support to a new bridge construction project getting started in eastern Russia as Vladivostok prepares its bid to host the 2012 summit of APEC, as well as new orders for bridge construction projects in southern Poland and the Czech Republic.
Harsco is based in Harrisburg, Pa. Its Patent Construction Systems division, based in Paramus, N.J., is No. 18 on the RER 100.