The Port of Mobile and APM Terminals will significantly increase shipping container capacity at the Alabama port with the addition of 30 acres of roller-compacted concrete (RCC) paving to be provided by Rollcon, LLC. Rollcon’s work is part of the Phase 3 South expansion project by the Alabama State Port Authority and APM Terminals that will improve port and inland cargo services.
Rollcon will place 18-inch thick, dual-lift container terminal RCC pavement adjacent to APM’s existing 100 acres currently in use. The Rollcon-placed RCC will increase APM’s efficiency and capacity for unloading containers arriving at the Port of Mobile.
APM Terminals, an international container terminal operating company headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands, brings in huge cargo ships stacked with cargo containers. Containers will be stored on Rollcon’s RCC pavement until they can be loaded onto trucks or rail. APM Terminals operates one of the world’s most comprehensive port and integrated inland service networks.
RCC is a tough, durable type of concrete pavement that is ideal for heavy industrial applications. It is put in place with a high-density paver followed by compacting with a roller. Most of the time, RCC is constructed without formwork, steel reinforcement or dowels. RCC sets and dries quickly, and vehicles can drive on it the following day.
Rollcon has set up its batch plant at the Port of Mobile project site, and work is currently under way. The project is expected to be complete in July.
Last month, Rollcon completed a significant infrastructure for the Port of Victoria, Texas, which included a new five-acre dock area and a 2.5-mile roadway. Rollcon also recently finished its biggest RCC project of 2.2 million square feet of RCC paving at the Tenaris industrial facility in Bay City, Texas, which is one of largest RCC projects in the U.S.