Cement plant Ultracem, Colombia

Ground improvement under the first dome structure in Colombia

The cement company Ultracem, has built in Barranquilla the first dome structure in Colombia for its raw material storage. This new dome of 60 m diameter has a capacity of 90,000 tons and enables to store a large quantity of raw material in this mining area.

A solution of ground improvement has been foreseen in order to cope with problems of settlements due to the high storage height of clinker, ranging from 19 m to 36 m at the centre. For this structure, Menard used Controlled Modulus Columns.