First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
The newly-expanded BMW Group Research and Innovation Centre in Munich
has supplied 105,000m3 of concrete for the expansion of BMW Group’s Research and Innovation Centre in Germany.
Located in northern Munich, the new building is designed to offer an innovative working environment where approximately 5,000 BMW Group employees will develop hardware and software for the company’s future vehicles.
CEMEX participated in the first phase of the expansion project, providing a mobile on-site mixing plant. The large building project, with a gross floor area of more than 150,000m2, required the delivery of large quantities of concrete in a relatively short period, for which CEMEX utilised a special twin-shaft compulsory mixer that enabled the company to produce an uninterrupted supply of approximately 90m3 of concrete per hour.
“In an overloaded market such as Munich, we had to guarantee that the concrete was available just in time at the place of installation, with minimum to no disruption in the area around the construction site,” said Uwe Lange, director key accounts materials Central Europe of CEMEX in Germany.
CEMEX says that sustainability also played a key role when choosing a mobile-plant over a fixed concrete plant for the project. It adds that mobile plants allow for shorter transportation routes, reducing C02 emissions, and also reduce traffic congestion significantly around the construction site, minimising the impact of such a large-scale project.