Hanson has worked with contractor Mike Amodeo Ltd to develop a rapid concrete solution for the installation of essential oxygen tanks at Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
A high-strength concrete was required to form the bases of two large liquid oxygen tanks, as part of the site’s conversion into the 2 000-bed Dragon’s Heart field hospital, and needed to be delivered within a tight timescale to support increased demands caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Close customer collaboration and Hanson’s technical ability to provide a fast-track mix that would provide early strength and enable quicker construction were crucial to meeting the project’s needs.
Lee Jones, Hanson Concrete Territory Sales Manager, South Wales, said: “We supplied 87 m3 of concrete for the bases and early strength of 30 N/m was achieved within 24 hours of pouring, allowing the tanks to be installed and be operational within the space of a weekend. The project took just one week to complete – from contractor enquiry through to approval and supply – and is a great example of what effective collaboration can achieve.”
The emergency coronavirus hospital is the largest in Wales and the second largest in the UK.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/26052020/hanson-supplies-concrete-solution-for-uk-field-hospital/
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