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Floating track slab concrete london underground tunnel

Reducing sound and vibration with high density concrete

10 June 2020
In 2017, a high density Floating Track Slab (FTS) was installed as part of the Crossrail C610 project, designed to reduce the impact of noise and vibration caused by trains.
Shaft filled with high density concrete

Infilling shafts with MagnaDense Concrete

10 June 2020
In 2019, work was completed on the infill of four shafts in Essex with high density concrete. The concrete was designed to act as a plug to resist hydrostatic pressure uplift caused by the close proximity of the River Thames.
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MagnaDense concrete from a construction perspective

8 June 2020
Concrete containing the High Density aggregate MagnaDense is widely used in projects where space is limited or there is a requirement for additional weight to overcome civil engineering challenges.
High density concrete project

Heavy concrete vs standard concrete

3 June 2020
Standard concrete continues to be the most utilised concrete, even when dense concrete might be considered a better, more cost-effective and time-reducing alternative. Why is this?
Radiation shielding in hospitals with MagnaDense - comparison

Radiotherapy unit of Oulu University Hospital shielded with high density concrete

3 June 2020
Another Finnish hospital is under construction using MagnaDense concrete to reduce wall thickness but keeping optimum protection against radiation.
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PRESS RELEASE: LKAB produces Apatite from mine waste in a new pilot plant

29 May 2020
LKAB is developing technology to recycle mine waste to produce phosphorus mineral fertilisers, rare earth elements (REEs), fluorine and gypsum, in a project called ReeMAP. The first step is to use the mine waste to produce an apatite concentrate, something LKAB is now doing in their pilot plant.
ITER Tokamak picture courtesy of ITER Organization

Radiation shielding for ITER

11 May 2020
When the last supply of MagnaDense took place in April 2020, about 6,000m3 of high density MagnaDense concrete is used for building the ITER research facility in Southern France.
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LKAB annual and sustainability report 2019

8 May 2020
During 2019, LKAB achieved strong earnings as a result of stable production and favourable market conditions, despite lower delivery volumes.

Second CPD Webinar Series For Civil Engineering and Construction Sector

1 May 2020
Following the success of our first webinar series, we are pleased to be launching the second series of webinars.