Title: Composite Reinforcing Bars for Future Infrastructure
Author(s): Ginger Gardiner
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 23-26
Keywords: pultrusion, project, technology, channel
A 23 km (14 mile) long and up to 80 m (262 ft) wide flood mitigation channel in Jizan, Saudi Arabia, is the largest glass fiber-reinforced polymer (GFRP) reinforcing bar project in the world. GFRP bar manufacturer Mateenbar, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), was awarded 50% of the contract. The factory produced almost 6000 km (3730 miles) of GFRP reinforcing bars over 7 months.