Al Kifah Ready-Mix & Blocks (KRB), a leading provider of ready-mixed concrete and concrete masonry blocks products in Saudi Arabia is proud to confirm it is the first concrete supplier to supply readymixed concrete to the Neom Mountain Base Camp Trojena.
The project located halfway up the Jebel Al Lawz mountain is a compound for Neom employees and comprises over 400 accommodation units, recreational buildings and related infrastructure.
Providing quality concrete in such mountainous terrain was a challenge that KRB readily rose to and offered its unique solution of mobile volumetric batch plants. This technology has been successfully used on many Saudi Aramco projects over the last few years and proved to be ideal for these difficult conditions.
Volucon Volumetric Mobile Batch Plants (VMBP) produce concrete to the highest standard and are characterised by being environmentally friendly and in line with KRB sustainability goals. As there is no need for foundations and silos the plant set up is both speedy and leaves no footprint. Depending on the situation there are limited requirements for transit mixers hence reducing truck movements and wastage of concrete. A small dedicated qualified team accompanies the plant and on projects of this size a mobile QC laboratory is provided.
Concrete mixes include natural pozzolan and comply with Kifah registered environmentally friendly sustainable ConGreen requirements.
“Concrete is produced by volumetric measurement and continuous mixing with full compliance to ASTM C685 and ACI 304 and is approved by specifying bodies such as Saudi Aramco,” says the R&D manager at KRB.
“VMBP is an innovative sustainable and eco-friendly technology for concrete production. Characterised by being compliant to sustainability standards, these batching plants provide a sustainable solution for concrete production in remote areas and tough topographies, requiring zero mobilisation time” he points out.
Citing other advantages of the batching plants, he says: “They facilitate high productivity and accuracy with zero wastage and enable concrete production with minimal energy consumption.”
Alkifah is a leading producer of sustainable concrete with a very low carbon footprint and low resource footprint. The company has a low energy consumption production line; utilises low carbon dioxide emission technology and materials and recycled and/or inhouse or regionally sourced materials; and low carbon dioxide emission materials; and adopts waste control measures.
KRB HSE manager says “KRB is fully committed to creating, providing and sustaining a safe working environment and promoting and maintaining the highest health, safety and environment (HSE) as well as quality standards in its entire operations at the Neom project and thus contributing to the overall betterment of employees, communities and other stakeholders.”
As a key player in the Neom project, KRB aims to operate in a safe manner and work towards an incident-free workplace which neither causes nor creates a risk of harm or injury to people and assets at the project.
In addition, KRB is constantly working on improving its processes to meet the requirements of international accreditation in the quality management system and customer satisfaction. It has been conferred with the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management