Thomas Concrete Group:
Major concrete delivery to construction of waterway in Polish Elbląg – Linking the Vistula Lagoon with the Gulf of Gdansk
Gothenburg, 20 November 2023
Thomas Beton in Poland, a part of the Swedish-owned Thomas Concrete Group, has delivered 55,000 cubic meters of concrete since 2021 to reinforce the riverbank in the city of Elblag, Poland. The project will be completed at the end of this year, involving over 50,000 cubic meters of hydrotechnical concrete to ensure the city's long-term protection from floods.
The project commenced in January 2021, with the first concrete delivery by Thomas Beton in August of the same year. Most of the concrete—50,000 cubic meters—is hydrotechnical, designed to effectively withstand water. In total, over 55,000 cubic meters of concrete have been delivered for the project.
"Despite the challenge of pumping the hydro mix through a pipeline floating on the river, we successfully delivered several variants of hydrotechnical concrete and ensured continuous delivery to the project," says Krzysztof Płotkowski, Regional Technologist at Thomas Beton, Poland.
The project will be completed at the end of this year. The riverbank will serve as a defense against natural forces, safeguarding the city of Elbląg and its residents from flooding for many years to come.
For more information:
Hans Karlander, CEO Thomas Concrete Group AB
Tel: +46 104 50 50 00
About Thomas Concrete Group AB
Thomas Concrete Group is a Swedish family-owned conglomerate that produces and distributes high-quality concrete products and services. The company was established in 1955 in Karlstad by Martin Thomas and now operates in the USA, Poland, Germany, Norway, and Sweden. The headquarters are located in Gothenburg. The group has 2,400 employees, produced 5.9 million m³ of concrete, and had a turnover of over 10.5 billion SEK in 2022. The subsidiary in Poland is named Thomas Beton. www.thomasconcretegroup.com