Using its high quality Hydrocem Plus cement for the construction work of the towers base, Lafarge Egypt will also take part in the concrete pouring for the iconic tower foundation, along with other companies involved in the project. Concrete pouring extended for 40 consecutive hours as opposed to the 72 hours that were planned for the process which makes it a new pouring record regionally.
The iconic tower challenging project conditions required consecutive concrete pouring for the massive foundation while avoiding the risk of cracks from the heat of hydration and ensuring durability at the same time. With those requirements in mind, Lafarge Hydrocem Plus cement became the safest choice due to its low heat of hydration, 100+ years of durability and extended setting time to allow for continuous pouring.
On this occasion, Eng. Hussein Mansi, Chief Executive Officer of Lafarge Egypt said: "We are proud to hold such a long-term cooperation with CSCEC for the construction of such a historical project and we value their trust in our products’ quality which magnifies our capabilities in providing tailored and unique products and solutions to meet our customers' needs. Additionally our capability as a company helped us supply large quantities of cement in a short time which helped complete the pouring in 40 consecutive hours only".
It is worth noting that Lafarge Egypt is also engaged in a number of projects in the New Administrative Capital with a wide scope of high quality unique products including steel fibers, different types of concrete beside its Hydrocem Plus cement which was used in mega national projects such as the New Suez Canal tunnels, Metro project (phases 3 & 4), Sumed port among other projects.
About Lafarge Egypt
Lafarge Egypt, a member of LafargeHolcim, is a key player in the construction materials industry. With its plant located in Sokhna, the company provides products and solutions that are essential in creating the structures that shape our landscape today. Powered by more than 2,000 employees, and through its established business in cement, concrete and bags manufacturing, Lafarge Egypt is committed to providing sustainable building materials to meet the needs of its customers, whether it be individual home builders, large construction companies, architects or local artisans.
LafargeHolcim is the global leader in building materials and solutions and operates four business segments: Cement, Aggregates, Ready-Mix Concrete and Solutions & Products, which includes precast concrete, asphalt, mortar and building solutions. With its broad portfolio LafargeHolcim solves the toughest challenges masons, builders, architects and engineers are faced with, from urbanization to population growth and the demand for affordable housing. Headquartered in Switzerland, LafargeHolcim holds leading positions in all regions across the globe. It employs approximately 80,000 employees in around 80 countries and has a portfolio that is equally balanced between developing and mature markets. LafargeHolcim is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and on Euronext Paris, and is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) European Index.