CEMEX products used to build world’s deepest diving pool
Published by Lucy Stewardson,
CEMEX has announced that it is participating in the construction of the deepest and largest diving pool in the world (the Deepspot), built near the capital city of Warsaw, Poland. The company is supplying special cement for the implementation of the complex project.
The company is supplying cement from its Rudniki cement plant near Czestochowa, Poland, for the construction of the Deepspot project. Thanks to this cement, the project’s contractor, BUDOKRUSZ SA, can produce two classes of structural concrete for the construction of the diving pool’s foundation plate. This type of cement works well for the construction of concrete elements and structures in hydrotechnical construction, as well as to produce concrete for underground construction.
“This project offers a number of challenges for material suppliers and contractors in terms of the quality of products and technologies,” said Rafal Gajewski, CEMEX Commercial Development Director in Poland. “Another important challenge is the logistics for the timely delivery of materials to the construction site, with the Rudniki cement plant located almost 200 km away. We are proud to participate in the construction of the Deepspot project through out CEM III/A 42.5 N NA LH HSR special slag-based cement, which features a low alkali, low heat of hydration, high sulfate resistant, and lower CO2 footprint. Its remarkable characteristics and high quality make it a product well-suited for this type of challenging construction project.”
The advanced design of the pool will enable the adjustment of the facility to the divers’ training needs. The pool will be 45 m deep and accommodate 8000 m3 of water – 27 times more water than a standard 25 m pool. In addition, the complex will feature an underwater tunnel, which will allow visitors to observe people training at the deepest depths. While the Deepspot will be available to anyone who is interested, it will mostly become an attraction for professional and novice divers, as well as lovers of free or breath-holding diving. The Deepspot is scheduled to open in Autumn 2019 in Mszczonow, near Warsaw.
The owner of the Flyspot aerodynamic tunnel is responsible for the construction of the Deepspot pool. The Flyspot project was an international finalist in the Buildings category in the 2016 edition of the CEMEX Building Award.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/23082019/cemex-products-used-to-build-worlds-deepest-diving-pool/
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