Betolar and UAE-based concrete product manufacturer Fujairah Concrete Products (FCP) announced their collaboration at the international Big 5 Global construction event in Dubai. At the event, the companies launched paving products made of low-carbon concrete. The products are based on the cement-free Geoprime solution developed by Betolar.
“The UAE have been working for a long time to bring new sustainable products to market to significantly reduce CO2 emissions. Our solution helps the industry reach its sustainability goals. In turn, we are able to offer our solution for the high-volume market together with a large player,” says Betolar’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ville Voipio.
FCP is a member of Fujairah Building Industries and produces more than 25 million blocks and over 800,000 square meters of pavers per year.
Betolar has been engaged in preparatory cooperation with FCP since the beginning of 2023. Together, the companies have designed and tested a geopolymer-based concrete paving product manufactured with the Geoprime solution, which is suitable for the Middle East market. Since the production does not use cement but industrial side streams, the use of new products significantly reduces the carbon footprint compared to ordinary cement-based paving stones.
The paving products manufactured by FCP with the Geoprime solution meet the standards of the Abu Dhabi Council for Quality and Conformity (ADQCC). As a manufacturer of concrete products, FCP has recognized the importance of environmental impacts and obtained environmental certification based on EPDs.
“Environmental sustainability is a real concern worldwide. FCP has always developed new projects that contribute to the sustainability of the construction industry by collaborating with world-class players to implement customized solutions,” says Naser Al Mulla, General Manager of Fujairah Concrete Products.
The launch of new cement-free concrete products will contribute to achieving the goals of the COP28 climate conference that took place in December 2023 in Dubai, UAE.