Two MEYCO Poca machines sold for the first time in Costa Rica
For the first time, BASF has sold equipment and a selection of construction chemicals to a state owned company in Costa Rica. For the construction of a new water power station in Costa Rica, the country’s energy provider bought two MEYCO Poca mobile spraying units. The new waterpower plant is set to have an energy output of about 25 megawatts, and requires the construction of a 3.8 kilometer tunnel which will be lined with sprayed concrete in a 25 centimeter thick layer. Using the two highly compact and versatile MEYCO Poca mobile spraying units, 10 to 15 cubic meters of sprayed concrete can be applied per hour – about three times as much as was possible with the equipment previously used. The machines were delivered towards the end of 2010, followed by comprehensive technical training of the application teams by BASF experts. As of August 2011, 600 meters of the tunnel have already been excavated, so the project is well under way. In addition to the sale of 2 MEYCO Poca spraying units, BASF was able to offer a complete package of chemical solutions to the customer, resulting in the use of significant quantities of concrete admixtures in the project. These included the alkali‑free MEYCO® SA 160 sprayed concrete accelerator, the Polyheed® 789 plasticizer, the Glenium® 3030 NS hyperplasticizer, as well as Masterfiber® polypropylene fibers.