Building materials supplier CEMEX was able to complete a complicated 660m³ pour for the base of a new wind turbine in just 11 hours thanks to the complete visibility afforded by its app and digital platform CEMEX Go.
The concrete was supplied by three ready-mix plants to Knights Brown, who is leading the development located in Avonmouth, Bristol. Placing the order through CEMEX Go ensured the pour could be planned early and the customer kept informed throughout every stage of the process, including throughout the day as loads were batched.
Smooth planning and facilitation were vital for such a multifaceted job. Richard Grant, Site Manager for Knights Brown, explained: “The wind turbine base was a bit unusual as it was cast entirely above ground and located within a busy 24-hour a day wine processing plant. The C50 Concrete mix design was also out of the ordinary with the inclusion of fibres and admixtures.
“The 660m³ concrete pour was well planned out and executed. It went better than we even anticipated as we were able to supply two concrete pumps with over 100 deliveries in a under 10 hours. The wine processing plant remained fully functional with minimum disruption throughout the day. The end clients on this project were very impressed with the professionalism of all of those involved on the day.”
CEMEX Go uses the latest digital-industrial technology available through desktops and mobile devices to allow customers to place orders, track shipments, manage invoices and make payments for CEMEX’s building products including bagged and bulk cement, readymixed concrete and aggregates. Customers can access their account at any time and the information is delivered in real-time.
Sam Ryan, Area Commercial Manager for South West & Wales, commented: “The speed and quality of the pour provided for this job in Avonmouth demonstrates what can be achieved with the latest digital technologies when combined with a dedicated team. CEMEX Go is an industry-leading platform and allows us to do more unusual jobs like this with ease, while great team work, planning and collaboration between the operations, technical, shipping and supply chain at CEMEX meant this complex mix with numerous admixtures went smoothly.”
For further information, please visit www.cemex.co.uk/go