ACCIONA completes Middle East’s first 3D concrete printed bus stop
Located in Ajman, the Middle East’s first bus stop built using 3D printing technology took less than 10 hours to be printed
ACCIONA, a leading company in sustainable infrastructure solutions, has claimed to have built the region’s first bus stop using 3D printed technology in the Emirate of Ajman.
The opening of the bus stop was unveiled at an ceremony, which was attended by HRH Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman and Supreme Council Member, HRH Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman, and HE Eng Omar bin Omair Al Muhairi Director General of the Transport Authority of the Government of Ajman.
The bus stop, which weighs almost 3 tonnes and is 4.5m long, 2m wide and 2.3m high, took less than 10 hours to be printed, according to ACCIONA.
Commenting on the completion of the 3D printed bus stop, ACCIONA 3D concrete printing chief operating officer Luis Clemente said: “This project allows us to showcase another way of applying 3D concrete printing technology: making iconic, innovative and sustainable urban street fittings.
He added: "It is also the first to be carried out using Powder Bed technology in the Middle East.”