14 May 2015
Maccaferri Malaysia has successfully secured its first supply of Articulated Concrete Block Mattress (ACBM) to a project in Johor, Malaysia, for gas pipeline protection. Not only is it the first project in Malaysia, but in Asia as well. With more than 8,300 m2 of covered area, it is in fact one of the biggest projects for Maccaferri worldwide.
The mattress’s dimension is 6.0m (L) x 3.0m (W) x 0.3m (H), weighing down and protecting a 915 mm dia. gas pipeline, submerged in 15 m depth Sungai Johor river, close to the point where the waters flow into the Singapore Strait.
To complete supply within 4 months, Maccaferri deployed 6 frames to the casting site for the formworks. The blocks are specifically formed to enable the mattress to perform in great flexibility in 3 dimensions, thus highly efficient in protecting cables and pipelines.