Karachi Port Trust Fountain Successfully Treated With Penetron

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The Karachi Port Trust Chairman Admiral Ahmed Hayat conceived the idea to build the highest seawater fountain in the world. Penetron Admix was selected for this project for ultimate protection against aggressive seawater.

ICS Penetron International Ltd., a leader in integral crystalline waterproofing products, announced that Penetron was successful on the Karachi Port Trust fountain project in Pakistan.

The Karachi Port Trust Chairman Admiral Ahmed Hayat conceived the idea to build the highest seawater fountain in the world. For this project of national pride, the Oyster Rocks site facing the Clifton beach was selected. M/s. A A Associates, one of the leading structural consultants in Pakistan designed the fountain and was executed by the local consulting firm Consolidated Engineering Services (Ptd) Ltd. Mr. Jamshed A Danish, Chief Executive of the firm had a vast amount of experience in this field. The project began in March 2005 and was completed December 15, 2005 and dedicated by President Pervaiz Musharraf on January 12, 2006. This project was a major challenge as March is the beginning of high tide season, ending in mid December. The fountain shoots seawater 188 meters (620 feet) high.

After several tests, Penetron Admix was selected out of all available waterproofing materials. Over 6 tons of Penetron Admix were used in the piles as well as the concrete structure for protection against the aggressive seawater for many years to come.

Based on Long Island, New York, ICS Penetron International is a leading manufacturer of integral crystalline waterproofing products with a sales and service network that extends across more than 60 countries. With a strong commitment to exceptional service, superior support and high technical standards, Penetron is under continuous refinement through the integration of the latest materials research, sales and service techniques, as well as through continuous feedback from all aspects of the construction industry.

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