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Ruukki to Supply Steel Frame to Mega Image’s Logistics Centre in Romania

Ruukki has agreed a contract to deliver the steel frame for the roof of a 40,000-square-metre logistics centre for the Mega Image supermarket chain in Romania. The contract is worth over EUR 2 million and includes steel frame manufacture and installation, as well as project management and Ruukki's performance-based fire protection design.

The new logistics centre is to built on the outskirts of the Romanian capital Bucharest and will not only be one of the largest logistics centres for Mega Image, but also one of the largest in Romania.

"Ruukki has experience of logistics construction, competence in project management and also has the best references in terms of steel frame production and installation," says Onodi Stefan, General Manager of Arxikon Construction Company SRL, which is Ruukki's customer.  

"The project will make use of the structural fire design we have developed to ensure the fire safety of the roof structures and to choose the most effective fire protection method for the different parts of the building. In most cases, this usually also saves costs", says Jouni Metsämäki, Senior Vice President, Central Eastern Europe, Ruukki Construction.

Consisting of seven interconnected units, Mega Image's logistics centre will be 347 metres in length and 12 metres in height. Manufacture of the steel structures will begin at Ruukki's plant in Bolintin Deal, Romania in July. Installation of the roof will be completed in three months, by the end of October. Some components will also be delivered from Ruukki's plant in Oborniki, Poland. The building will be brought into use in February 2011.


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