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Title: Composite Reinforcing Bars for Future Infrastructure

Author(s): Ginger Gardiner

Publication: Concrete International

Volume: 43

Issue: 2

Appears on pages(s): 23-26

Keywords: pultrusion, project, technology, channel

Date: 2/1/2021

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.


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