Unibeton product aims to cut CO2 by 93pc
Abu Dhabi, April 19, 2011
Unibeton Ready Mix, a leading UAE supplier of sustainable concrete, is working to create a product that will reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 93 per cent.
Representatives from Unibeton discussed future plans at CityBuild Abu Dhabi Awards when they collected the Innovation Award for their green and sustainable concrete solutions.
Unibeton’s current award winning ‘green concrete’ product already reduces CO2 emissions by 75 per cent and is being used on some major developments throughout the UAE, a statement said.
Unibeton’s green products and solutions offer significant potential to reduce verifiable emissions up to 93 per cent, it added.
During the construction of the capital’s Sheikh Zayed Bridge, completed last year, Unibeton’s green concrete product prevented 80,000 tons of carbon emissions being spewed into the air, which is the equivalent to the carbon offset of 400,000 trees, according to the statement.
By using cement replacement substitutes such as pulverised fuel ash (PFA) and ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS), carbon dioxide emissions are greatly reduced.
Dr Huiqing He, assistant operations director for Unibeton, said: “Unibeton’s vision is to be the first choice of sustainable concrete solutions, and we are excited to have been recognised by industry peers at the CityBuild Abu Dhabi Construction Awards.”
Chris Speller, director of Cityscape and CityBuild Abu Dhabi, said: “Unibeton’s proactive use of technology to provide sustainable building solutions definitely places them at the forefront of the regional and global construction industry. They are well ahead of their time and set a great example for the rest of the industry.”
CityBuild Abu Dhabi, which is running from April 17 to 20, is co-located with Cityscape Abu Dhabi and, for the first time the Malaysia Services Exhibition. – TradeArabia News Service
More Construction & Real Estate Stories
- Damac launches luxury apartments at Expo site
- Kuwaitis top GCC property buyers in Oman
- Rubber World to showcase at Big 5 Saudi
- Tool to help create effective property listings
- 'Smart' move by Dubai Design District
- Drake unit wins $13m contract in India
- Solar-powered cleaning boats launched in Sharjah
- $27m Expo Hotel Sharjah deal signed
- Arabtec unit wins $282m Emaar contract
- Abu Dhabi to host pool & spa expo
- ADCM unit secures $213m bridging loan
- Cluttons Dubai launches new luxury apartments
- Dubai developer Damac profits triple to $641m
- Dubai to start work on $544m water canal
- Dubai property market can absorb 25,000 units
- Jones Lang LaSalle renamed 'JLL'
- Aldar raises synergy estimate from Sorouh merger
- UAE industrial property sector keeps up growth
- Dubai residential property prices up 26pc
- Majid Al Futtaim to build new mall in Dubai IMPZ
- 300 firms to take part in Dubai property forum
- Naseej inks deal to develop Bahrain projects
- Dadabhai unveils new residential project
- Flowcrete completes Dubai Mall project
- Global asphalt demand hits new high
- $1.3bn infrastructure investment firm set up in Saudi
- Manara sees big project villa success
- Global giants eye RAK utility projects
- Cayan partners with international artist Zsuzsanna
- Samsung, Hyundai win $1.7bn Iraq deals