Putzmeister Contributes to World Record Concrete Pour at Polavaram Dam

Putzmeister India, Inc. assisted in setting two Guinness World Records, one for Largest Continuous Concrete Pour and one for Most Concrete Continuously Poured in 24 Hours. The record-setting pour took place on the site of the Polavaram Project in Andhra Pradesh, continuously pouring 42,267 cubic yards of concrete for 24 hours.

A Putzmeister Operations & Management team helped Navayuga Engineering Company Limited (NECL) achieve this record by providing a team of 50 crew members and operators, along with four Putzmeister Telebelts including: TB 200; TBS 130; TBS 600; and MXTB 600, and a Putzmeister 42Z-meter truck-mounted boom pump, 20 Agitators and four Surgecretes. All Putzmeister equipment had 100 percent uptime.

“Playing a big role in this type of pour really says something about our equipment,” said Bob Weiglein at Putzmeister America, Inc. “A continuo-us pour for 24 hours with 100 percent uptime is a massive feat and our equipment stood up to the challenge.”

Putzmeister equipment has been on the Polavaram Dam project since work on the foundation for the spillway started late in 2016. To date, the Putzmeister team has transported and placed 1.9 million cubic yards of concrete.

“Our focus on special applications using Putzmeister equipment provides our customers the tools they need to support their most demanding projects,” said Weiglein.

Putzmeister Operations & Management is a service offering from the company in India. An embedded team typically includes a project supervisor, application specialist, material specialist, machine operators, drivers and service engineers and manages the equipment, operations and delivery through the equipment at the job site. This helps the customer focus on overall delivery of the project while the Putzmeister team manages the day-today work on a job site.