Project name

Gdynia Port

Year

2022

Location

Gdynia, Poland

Application

Heavy concrete floor for storage yards

Advantages and Benefits

The use of synthetic fibres has also increased the concrete resistance in a chemically aggressive environment, as they are inert and non-corrosive, guaranteeing higher durability to the flooring.

Company

Mapei

Products

Mapefibre ST42

The port of Gdynia has a history dating back more than a century: in fact, it was in 1920 that the Polish government decided to build the country’s largest port infrastructure in this city overlooking the Baltic Sea. The port played a key role in the growth of the city of Gdynia and the economic development of the whole region, specialized in handling large cargo loads, particularly intermodal containers.
The main contractor was asked to complete construction of the storage yards in just 22 months. The project, therefore, was particularly “challenging” because of the limited time available to mix the 55,000 m3 of concrete required and place it over the particularly large surfaces. To overcome this challenge, a mixing plant with a daily production capacity of 1000 m3 of concrete was installed on site to complete almost 200.000 m2 of concrete floors.
The use of macro synthetic fibres made it possible to replace all types of metal reinforcements, significantly reducing the construction times of the entire work, which was carried out not only within the required times but also in advance.

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