Unibeton Ready Mix has received an innovation award for its green and sustainable concrete solutions, at the CityBuild awards, held in Abu Dhabi last month.
Speaking at the awards, Dr. Huiqing He, assistant operations director, shared the company’s energy saving plans.
“Unibeton’s vision is to be the first choice for sustainable concrete solutions, and we are excited to have been recognised by industry peers at the CityBuild Abu Dhabi Construction Awards.” She said.
Recognising the cement manufacturing process is a major contributor of harmful emissions in concrete production, Unibeton use cement substitutes such as pulverised fuel ash (PFA) and ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS) to minimise carbon dioxide emissions.
‘Green concrete’ which currently reduces CO2 emissions by 75 per cent has been used on major developments throughout the UAE, including Abu Dhabi’s tallest tower, the Landmark Tower, where the largest single pour of 16,000 cubic metres of self-compacting concrete was performed in the GCC.
During the construction of Sheikh Zayed Bridge last year, the green concrete was used to prevent 80,000 tons of carbon emissions, the equivalent to the carbon offset of 400,000 trees.
Unibeton began with a single batching plant in Suleimat, Al Ain, in the UAE. Today it has a network of 22 batching plants across the country with a fleet of transit mixers, concrete pumps, trailers and cement bulkers.