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Elkon to supply 5 concrete plants for Saudi project

ISTANBUL, January 15, 2020

Turkey-based Elkon, a leader in concrete batching plants, said that US construction technology firm Katerra has ordered five concrete plants from the company for a giant project consisting of 4,101 family houses in Saudi Arabia.

Katerra is a technology-oriented off-site construction company emerging from the Silicon Valley. The company focuses on transforming the building with technology, as if it were an industrial product.

Katerra currently operates in the US and India, has started its projects in Saudi Arabia with the aim of bringing its technologies to the Middle East and Gulf countries.

Katerra signed an agreement in the presence of Saudi Arabian Minister of Housing Majid bin Abdullah Al-Hogail to build 4,101 houses within the framework of the housing development programme led by the Ministry of Housing as part of Saudi Arabia's “Vision 2030: Economic Diversification” mission.

Within the scope of the project, 2,482 houses will be built in Makkah and 1,043 houses will be built in Madinah Al Munawwarah. In addition, 140, 191 and 245 houses will be built in Al Bahah, Al Jouf and Qassim respectively.

The company has ordered four units of the Elkomix-90 Quick Master compact concrete batching plant, each equipped with 2250/1500 l twinshaft mixer and one unit of the Elkomix-120 Quick Master compact concrete batching plant equipped with 3375/2250 l twinshaft mixer, each of which will be installed in different cities.

The plants in Elkon's ‘Quick Master compact concrete batching plant’ family can be installed and dismantled very quickly, can be easily transported between construction sites and installed on flat concrete surface without requiring any special concrete foundation.

Each concrete batching plant has a shuttle-type automatic aggregate pre-feeding system for loading aggregates without concrete loading ramps. Also, there are five water-cooling chiller units in the five concrete plants in order to enable the production of high-quality concrete even in hot weather conditions of Saudi Arabia.

In addition to the project in Saudi Arabia, Elkon supplied the concrete transport buckets, telescopic distributor concrete buckets to distribute the concrete to the desired heights and Elkon automation systems for the existing and new precast factories of Katerra in Hyderabad, India. – TradeArabia News Service


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