Rabban Readymix completes colossal concrete pour
- Qatar: Monday, February 25 - 2013 at 15:54
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Rabban Readymix, one of the oldest and largest ready mix operations in Qatar, has recently completed a colossal concrete pour for Al Sarh Real Estate of 7,885 cubic meters of concrete, the largest single pour carried out by the Company to date.
Working in line with the National Vision 2030, Rabban was the first to introduce fully computerized automated batching plants.
Through its fleet of mixer trucks and concrete pumps, it is able to deliver to exacting standards a complete range of products and materials required for the burgeoning construction industry.
Rabban Readymix, which had recently undertaken a major revamp to improve production capacity and efficiency, was contracted to supply a foundation pour of 7,000+ m3 to be delivered on a continuous basis to avoid cold joints.
It was a difficult logistical exercise; needing more than 60 concrete mixers on rotation for 47 hours continuously to complete the job. The delivery of all trucks also had to be carefully coordinated to prevent road congestion while ensuring there were enough trucks on site to maintain a continuous pour.
"Seven pumps were used; five operational and two on standby," said Koos Fourie CEO of Rabban Readymix. "I'm very proud of how hard the Rabban team worked on this difficult pour," he added.
The pour was targeted to be completed in 40 to 45 hours. The company supplied the pours from two locations, Doha Industrial Area and Lusail Logistics; with two plants in the Doha Industrial Area with a joint capacity of 190 m3 per hour, and two others in Lusail logistics also with a joint capacity of 155 m3 per hour.
The concrete pour started at 3.00pm on Thursday, February 14th, 2013, and went on till 2.00pm on Saturday 16th February 2013, this included a period of 6 hours, when no concrete could be supplied due to fog stopping all HGVs operating on the highways of Doha.
Rabban's technical personnel were present on site during the entire project to monitor quality and carry out slump, temperature and take cubes for quality control purposes. They also worked in conjunction with an independent testing company to monitor the properties of the concrete and ensure it remained within the specified slump range.
Rabban Readymix is a leading ready mixed concrete producer in Qatar. It has supplied to the most prestigious projects in the country over the past 35 years, such as the Doha Airport and Shell GTL Project in Ras Laffan, and has developed a reputation for Quality and Service across the country.
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