Preparing HDP equipment for mobilisation to the Dangote Refinery site in Nigeria
Date 10 October 2018
Mammoet Heavy Duty Pavement, subsidary of Mammoet, is proud to announce it has been awarded a contract to provide ground reinforment at the Dangote Refinery construction project, located near Lagos, Nigeria.
The refinery will be the largest commercial project to date to use Enviro-mat, Mammoet's innovative and sustainable solution for ground inforcement. Working closely with their local partner in Nigeria, Northridge Engineering Limited, Mammoet will offer a unique combination of both ground reinforment and heavy lifting and transport works for the $10 billion refinery. Dangote Refinery will be the largest single tran refinery int he world, with the capacity to process 650,000 barrels of crude oil a day.
A project of this size reguires extensive ground preparation works before any lift can take place. Enviro-Mat provides a more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable alternative for ground reinforcement. Combined with the native soil and cement, the Enviro-Mat additive increases the ground bearing capacity up to 50 tons/m². It is also quick to install and therefore offers particular advantages on sites where ground reinforcement is required on a large area within a short timeframe. In this case, Mammoet will apply the product to lay down areas, hard stands and crane pads equating to over 500,000 square meters of the site, which is located on reclaimed swamp land.
"Enviro-Mat was the best solution for this job given the characteristics of the land, as well as the speed of application to such a large area," said Ronald Kleinjan, Director Mammoet Heavy Duty Pavement. "Enviro-Mat can be applied to any type of soil on site which means it is faster to install than conventional methods and required less transport of materials and preparatory ground work, which also reduces carbon footprint.
“As Mammoet’s presence in West Africa grows, it is a great flexible solution for projects in the region – and Africa in general – because it is easy to transport to site, and it is quick and less disruptive to install,” he continued.
“The African climate is ideal for applying the Enviro-Mat stabilization technique. The constant temperature of 28-31ºC and the high moisture content create the perfect conditions for binding the soil, cement and additive. The result is a highly durable and reliable solution for many different applications.”