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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Concrete Barge Supports Mining
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 35-38
Keywords: concrete construction; harbor structures;
Abstract:A prestressed concrete honeycomb barge used as a floating platform to support a phosphate mining processing facility was constructed in Singapore and towed to Baja, California. The barge’s honeycomb structural system was constructed by both cast-in-place and precast methods. The barge has excellent hull rigidity, durability, and towing characteristics. By floating a mineral processing plant on this concrete barge, the mining of low-grade phosphate ore was made economically feasible.
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