CEMEX Readymix in Newcastle has successfully supplied more than 20,000 cubic metres of concrete over more than two years at Able’s Seaton Port, Hartlepool to enable the largest ever transport of a SHELL vessel - the Brent Delta Oil Platform which was to be decommissioned on the completed Quay.
Gary Cain from Readymix Newcastle said "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, comprising C50 Concrete 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.