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Adelaide Desalination Plant

Adelaide, Australia

South Australian Water

McConnell Dowell


The Reinforcement Solution for Adelaide Desalination Plant Tunnel

When it comes to critical infrastructure projects, such as the Adelaide Desalination Plant, ensuring structural integrity and long-term durability are critical. One crucial aspect of this plant's construction involved the reinforcement of a tunnel.

With its exceptional strength and corrosion resistance, Mateenbar™ was the optimal choice of reinforcement for the tunnel, ensuring the plant's long-term operational success.

The Corrosion-Resistant Advantage

One of the primary concerns in a desalination plant environment is corrosion, given the presence of saltwater and other corrosive elements. Unlike conventional steel reinforcement, Mateenbar™ is inherently resistant to corrosion, eliminating the risk of rust-induced deterioration. This corrosion resistance extends the lifespan of the reinforced tunnel and reduces maintenance costs.

Providing Consistent Strength and Durability

Mateenbar™ boasts impressive strength-to-weight ratios, making it significantly stronger than traditional steel reinforcement options. This characteristic makes it particularly suitable for demanding projects like tunnel reinforcement, where load-bearing capacity is crucial. Its high tensile strength ensures optimal support for the tunnel's structure while maintaining long-term durability.

By selecting Mateenbar™, the project's engineers ensured that the tunnel's structural integrity would be maintained over time, guaranteeing the plant's reliable operation in the face of challenging environmental conditions.