New concrete tech for 35km Subiya Causeway Kuwaitby Neha Bhatia on Mar 16, 2016
An official from Kuwait's Ministry of Public Works (MOPW) reportedly said "new technology" was used on one of its infrastructure projects recently.
Assistant undersecretary for road engineering affairs at MOPW, Ahmed Al-Hessan, was referring to the Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Causeway, also known as the Subiya Causeway.
Hessan said the new technique involved using on-site preparation of concrete blocks to be used in the bridge's construction, without having to use any support underneath.
However, he did not reveal information about the team working on this system, or technical details about the operation.
According to Kuwait Times, he also said this this technique would be ideal for construction above water passages and highways.
In 2014, it was reported the project, then due for completion in 2018, costs around $3bn (KWD903.6m).
The aim of the 35km structure is to reduce travel time between the capital and the new city, dubbed Silk City, from an hour to 20 minutes.
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