The main goal of EnDurCrete Project is to develop a new cost-effective sustainable reinforced concrete for long lasting and added value applications. The concept is based on the integration of novel low-clinker cement including high-value industrial by-products, new nano and micro technologies and hybrid systems ensuring enhanced durability of sustainable concrete structures with high mechanical properties, self-healing and self-monitoring capacities.
Demonstrators will be tested in working sites of tunnels, ports, and offshore structures, in order to prove the enhanced durability (+40%, i.e. +30 years) and decreased cost (-35%) of the new concrete systems in such critical applications. Innovation aspects such standardization, life cycle assessments, health and safety and training activities will be performed.
- Port of Gijón “El Musel” in Spain, exposed to seawater conditions of the Cantabrian Sea
- Mining tunnel facility located in Leon, Spain
- Ship Yard in Norway a Norwegian cost line
- Krk Bridge in Croatia characterized by a very aggressive marine environment