Penetron Provides Concrete Durability Tashkent Metallurgical Plant
The Tashkent Metallurgical Plant in the Yangikhayot district of Tashkent of Uzbekistan was commissioned by Uzbekistan’s President Mr Shavkat Mirziyoyev in December 2020. The Penetron System was specified for all below-grade concrete structures at the TMZ to protect against exposure to groundwater and ensure a durable foundation for the giant plant. PENETRON ADMIX was added to the concrete mix for the foundation slab and retaining walls. To complete the Penetron System, a combination of PENETRON surface-applied, integral crystalline waterproofing material and PENECRETE MORTAR was applied to fill the form tie-holes, waterproof construction joints, and repair cracks throughout the TMZ facility. The Penetron System also gives concrete the ability to self-heal hairline cracks that may form in the future. Penetron-treated concrete is maintenance free, which helps minimize future maintenance and repair costs.
The Tashkent Metallurgical Plant produces cold rolled sheet and coated rolled metallurgical products. The TMZ facility will produce 500,000 tonnes of zinc and polymer coated metal sheets annually, which will meet domestic demand of various building materials metal tiles, air ducts, sandwich panels, roll-formed profiles, light steel thin walled structures, household appliances, electrical and food products, and the domestic auto industry. In addition, the plant will generate exports of USD 90 million per year.
Construction of the USD 420 million projects was managed by SFI Management Group, built by the Russian Metprom Group, and outfitted with Danieli automated manufacturing systems.