fischer fastens the world's tallest observation wheel 13 September 2021

The observation wheel Ain Dubai sets a world record and is a new remarkable landmark in the Middle East. fischer fixings and system solutions provide stability to the observation wheel on Bluewaters, the sophisticated, must visit island destination.

Various façade and installation systems and heavy-duty fixings by the fischer Group of Companies were used to erect the base of the Ferris wheel. fischer’s fixings and system solutions firmly connect the base plate with the steel profiles. The fischer universal mortar FIS V firmly anchored the components into the substrate together with the suitable system components in the hollow core slabs. 

When inserting the anchor rod, the fischer anchor sleeve ensures that the mortar is distributed precisely where it is required, thereby ensuring an optimum fit in the chambers of the construction material. The fischer bolt anchor FAZ II was also used in concrete during the installation of the steel construction of the ‘observation wheel substructure’. 

The modular fischer universal channel system FUS was used to fasten the load-bearing structure. With its clever push-through connections, the channels allow corresponding system parts to be installed quickly and easily, such as the FCN Clix M connector for the installation of the pipe clamps with fischer threaded rods and u-washers. Further system components included the universal UWS mounting bracket. The WK 100 angle bracket was used to connect the FUS channel to the substrate using screws and the FCN Clix P connector while additionally fastening and stabilising the load-bearing structure. fischer facade systems were also used to install cement boards to the fischer secondary construction. 

“With a global partner such as our fischer Group of Companies, all those involved in construction can always rely on fast technical support, regardless of their location,” emphasises Tinu Thomas, technical manager at the fischer subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates. “We did not limit ourselves to selling products and systems. Instead, we offer our client a comprehensive service. Every project is accompanied by a team of professionals that supports clients and partners from the start of a project throughout every construction phase until its successful completion.” 

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