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Case Study

Project: RLP Container Terminal, Qatar
RLP Container Terminal, Qatar
Client: Qatar Petroleum
Contractor: Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
Paver Type: Concrete Block Paving
Area: 232,000m2
Site: Ras Laffan Container Port
Resiblock Product: Resiblock ‘22’ WB
Date: June-July 2014

The Site

Totalling some 232,000m2 of concrete block paving and encompassing a container terminal,
container berths, container yard and access roads. Paver installation was completed in 2013.

The Challenge

Immediately following installation, problems were encountered with significant loss of
jointing sand carried by crosswinds across the peninsular leading to paver de-stabilisation.

The Contractor CCC is the largest construction company in the Middle East and ranks among
the top 20 International Contractors with projects and offices in more than 40 countries.

CCC sought Royal Haskoning’sDHV’s expert assessment on the matter as specialised third
party Consultants. Royal HaskoningDHV recommended the application of a Resiblock
jointing sand stabiliser to prevent the loss of jointing sand thereby maintaining interlock and
structural stability.

As paver sealing/stabilising was a new concept to CCC, it diligently sought out other like or
similar products via its presence in over 40 countries culminating in trials of more than
twelve different products, inclusive of Resiblock.

Trials/testing were concluded in December of 2013 with CCC commenting to its client Qatar
Petroleum, ‘we have no hesitation in selecting and offering Resiblock for application to this
project, it has clearly significantly out-performed its competitors, in addition Resiblock’s
knowledge of flexibly laid paving far exceeds the others’.

The Solution:

Resiblock ‘22’ WB is polyurethane/acrylic hybrid water based low viscosity jointing sand
stabiliser. Its function to bind the particles of sand together and to the vertical faces of the
paving, remaining flexible, but preventing jointing sand loss or unwanted liquid infiltration
from either natural or manmade forces.

1000 IBC

Resiblock 22WB in 1000 litre IBC are place on site at relevant intervals.

Filling Gauging Pot

Operatives fill gauging pots in readiness for application.

Application took place during June/July 2014 with Resiblock on site during initial application
and at completion. CCC application was in strict accordance with Resiblock application
instructions/method statement resulting in the correct spread rate and application with a
uniform depth of penetration ensuring good long term stabilisation.

Application via gauging pot and application squeegee.

Application in controlled bands of 10 meters.

Qatar Petroleum Application video:

Following application CCC applied for and was awarded the status of a ‘Resiblock Approved

The project was formally signed off by Qatar Petroleum after being more than satisfied that
there was now zero sand loss throughout the entire 232,000m2.

The Benefits:

Resiblock ‘22’ WB benefits at a Glance:

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