Crews have placed ultra-low-carbon concrete on the EcoPark South project in the UK, marking the first time the Exegy product, developed by Ecocem and Vinci Construction, was used in the country. The project follows scaled use of the product in France, said Micheal McKittrick, managing director for Northern Europe at Ecocem.
Ecocem and Taylor Woodrow have conducted their first pour of Exegy ultra-low carbon concrete in the UK.The pour took place on EcoPark South, the first phase in North London Waste Authority’s plans to create a £1.2 billion sustainable waste management hub and Energy Recovery Facility at the existing Edmonton EcoPark.
The mix used on the project reduces the carbon footprint by up to 70% when compared to traditional concrete. Taylor Woodrow is building a new flagship Resource Recovery Facility, public Reuse and Recycling Centre, temporary bulky waste facility and new visitor, community, and education facility as part of the project.
Developed over four years by Ecocem and VINCI Construction, the technology – Ecocem Ultra – forms part of VINCI Construction’s Exegy ultra-low carbon concrete range, and is already being used on a pilot site of the Grand Paris Express and in the construction of the Athletes’ Village in Paris for summer 2024.
VINCI Construction launched the global Exegy brand in 2020 to position itself as a pioneer in the development, use, and deployment of low carbon concrete solutions worldwide. VINCI Construction has developed, jointly with Ecocem, the Exegy ultra-low carbon concrete solutions, bringing its construction know-how and innovative mindset to support the Ecocem Ultra’s European Technical Evaluation granted on October 2021.
Exegy and Ecocem rely on a network of partner plants, such as the global building materials supplier, CEMEX, which produced the Exegy Ultra-Low Carbon concrete for the pour. Micheál McKittrick, Managing Director, Northern Europe, Ecocem, said its Ecocem Ultra technology is already being used at scale in France, and is now being adopted in the UK.