After 2½ years of high strength concrete supply at Able’s Seaton Port, Hartlepool, the CEMEX team up there witnessed the world’s largest ship carry in Shells de-commissioned Brent Delta Oil Platform into the completed Quay.
Gary Cain from Readymix Newcastle, takes up the story:
“Some project this was!! When I was first called to a Logistics Meeting with Contracts Manager, Mike Wood, the sheer scale and demands of the pours seemed out to be of our reach! They needed 18 x 750m3 single cast slab pours, pour time sensitive, and all to be placed via two mobile pumps!
This, together with multi pours on Quay 3 and Quay 9 totalling some 20,000m3, were supplied from our Plants at Hartlepool, Stockton and Middlesbrough. It was a mammoth task but one CEMEX were well able to take on.
I’d personally like to thank the Production team headed by Bill Clarke and the Technical boys, fronted by Steve Simm, for their efforts in helping support this project which passed by, I’m delighted to say, without a hitch!!
Mike Wood, Project Director, and Michael Cronin, Site Foreman, passed on their admiration to the spirit and endeavour shown in helping them achieve their goals. The proof of the pudding is in the photo which shows the Brent Delta Platform perched safely on our completed 13,500m3 slab!!
A picture is worth a thousand words!! Thanks folks.”