July 7, 2010
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products, Florence, S.C., has announced that several hundred thousand pounds of its filler metals have already been consumed in the construction of 1 World Trade Center (formerly known as the Freedom Tower) on the site of the former twin towers destroyed in the attack on 9/11.
ESAB has partnered with DCM Erectors and the MRP LLC fabrication shop on this project. The companies have worked together for three years on the construction of Tower 1. The main tower of the site, Tower 1 will stand at 107 stories — 1,776 ft. tall — on completion in 2011. Construction currently is under way and has already reached the 15th floor.
So far DCM has used more than 100,000 lbs. of Coreshield 8 flux-cored wire. The 20th floor will feature all full-penetration welds, requiring an estimated 20,000 lbs. of the wire.
ESAB will provide all the filler metals for Tower 1 and for Tower 4, which will stand at 65 stories. The company's materials used in this project include Coreshield Ni2, Dual Shield 710X, Spoolarc 81, Spoolarc 75, Coreshield 8, Atom Arc, and 1071 OK Flux.