The first ever pile using Wagners Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) was installed in London this week. Working with two leading UK firms, Keltbray Group and Capital Concrete, Wagners installed a 900mm diameter, 25m deep anchor pile at the Keltbray site at Landsec’s Nova East, London Victoria project using Wagners EFC.
“This project is another great example of the progress we have made with our technology. It is extremely rewarding to be here in Central London batching Wagners EFC for customers that realise the benefit our product has to offer. It’s impressive to see businesses such as Keltbray and Capital Concrete with the foresight to innovate and reduce carbon emissions and we’re glad Wagners EFC is part of that journey,” said Wagners Group Technical Manager John Day.
Keltbray is undertaking the trial of the EFC concrete mix in conjunction with further ongoing trials associated with their Innovate UK funded HIPER Pile project. “With zero cement, Wagners EFC geopolymer concrete can have a significant impact on the heavy construction materials industry and the environment at large. We’re pleased to see the increasing interest in EFC with it now having been used in a number of successful applications across the globe,” said Wagners CEO Cameron Coleman.
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