Saudi Readymix fills up tallest tower in Kingdom

Ready-mix concrete manufacturer and supplier, Saudi Readymix, has finished pouring the top floor of the Al Zoebi Towers in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

High-rise pumping is a growing trend in KSA.
High-rise pumping is a growing trend in KSA.

Ready-mix concrete manufacturer and supplier, Saudi Readymix, has finished pouring the top floor of the Al Zoebi Towers in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Currently standing at 136m, the 32-storey office tower is now the tallest building in the Eastern Province, a height that is almost equal to that of the Great Pyramid in Egypt.

The tower is classified as a high-rise building, a new and rapidly emerging trend in the kingdom which presents a unique set of challenges to the local construction industry. During the construction of the tower, Saudi Readymix demonstrated its high-rise concreting capabilities by developing special high-strength mixes and utilising advanced pumping techniques to achieve the required height.

In addition, Al Zoebi Tower's elevator shaft was constructed using 'slipforming', which requires a high level of precision in concrete mix design and delivery timings, along with a continuous concrete supply. The building is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2008.

Saudi Readymix is the leading producer and supplier of ready-mix concrete and related products in Saudi Arabia.

The company was established in 1978 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Khalid Ali Alturki & Sons group of companies (Alturki Group), a leading industrial conglomerate.

The company currently operates the largest fleet of ready-mix concrete equipment in the country - with nearly 350 truck mixers and 100 mobile pumps - in addition to mobile concrete pumps and a large number of auxiliary concreting machines.

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