Unibeton, iCrete in clean tech deal
Abu Dhabi, January 21, 2009
iCrete, a clean concrete technology company, and Abu Dhabi-based Unibeton Ready Mix, one of the largest concrete producers in the Arabian Gulf, have announced an exclusive licensing agreement.
Under the agreement, Unibeton will offer the iCrete system at all of its 22 plants in the region, said a compaany official.
Juan Carlos Terroba, iCrete chief executive officer said, 'We are very pleased that the largest concrete producer in the UAE will be using the iCrete System for its customers in the Gulf.'
Unibeton has a reputation for quality and skills that has made them an industry leader in the region. The nations of the GCC are embarked on one of the most remarkable and important construction campaigns in history, he noted.
'Unibeton is at the very center of this movement. These bold projects are advancing 21st Century building and infrastructure developments,' he added.
Dr Jawaharal Gangaramani, president and executive chairman of the Al Fara’a Integrated Construction Group which owns Unibeton Ready Mix said the company was committed to provide 'the nations of our region with the most technically advanced, sustainable, and environmentally responsible construction technologies available in the world today.'
'We are very happy to join forces with a transformative global company like iCrete that uses quality systems and advanced techniques that substantially optimize concrete production and deployment,' Gangaramani added.
The iCrete System optimizes concrete design and production for quality and durability.
The manufacture of Portland cement – the most common bonding agent in concrete – is second only to the burning of hydrocarbons as an industrial generator of carbon dioxide worldwide.
iCrete’s production optimization system can substantially reduce a project’s cement requirements and its carbon footprint.
Unibeton, which produces more than four million cubic meters of concrete annually, is the main supplier to some of the region’s largest construction projects.
These include the famous Jumeirah Palm Island, the Emirates Aluminum Factory, the Khalifa port, the foundation of a 1 km tall tower in Dubai, the Landmark Tower for Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in Abu Dhabi, the Sheikh Zayed Bridge designed by award-winning architect Zaha Hadid, as well as many other massive UAE projects.-TradeArabia News Service