Precast Concrete Plant for Solid and Double Walls

Flagship Factory for the Precast Concrete Industry of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Being the official date for start of production of Alabniah Precast Concrete Buildings Factory, the 1st of January 2010 is a date not only marking a new decade but is also a date, when the Saudi Arabian precast concrete industry sees starting off the most advanced and largest factory of its kind in the Kingdom. The factory located in the Second Industrial Area of Dammam is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia offering the combined advantages of state of the art production technology, high capacity, and a wide product range to supply the market with complete building systems and precast components.

The plant ist producing up to 3,500 sqm wall and floor elements per day. What is remarkable about it is that the plant produces individual elements. The buildings are designed with the help of a CAD-system. The CAD-data will be transmitted to the master computer of the production line. On the other hand, the master computer controls the machines the way that the needed elements are produced in exactly correct dimensions and that they are provided in the order as they are needed on site.

Scope of Unitechnik contribution:

Master Computer UniCAM

    • Order management
    • Pallet loading
    • Production control
    • Plant  visualization
    • Work schedules
    • Information management

    Control engineering:

    • 3 Controls for circulation
    • shuttering robot
    • concrete spreader
    • stacker crane
    • based on Simatic S7

    Distributed design with Profibus
    Complex safety concept

    Switchgear construction, installation
    Commissioning and training
    Service contract

    Project team:

    • Design, Project management: Prilhofer Consulting Pallet circuit,
    • stacker crane
    • Turning device: Vollert Machines, Shutters
    • Pallets: Weckenmann
    • CAD: Tekla and many others


    Completion: 2009

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    Case Study - ALABNIAH Precast Concrete

    ALABNIAH Precast Concrete
    Buildings Factory Co. Ltd.
    P.O. Box 32422
    AL-KHOBAR 31952

    Key data of the facility

    23,000 sqm ground floor

    Pallet circulation plant for the production of solid walls, sandwich elements, element slabs and double walls

    Max. element size: 12m x 4.20m

    Production capacity: 110 Pallets, equates to 3,500 sqm per day

    Plant equipment:

    • Pallet circulation
    • Shuttering rowbot
    • Reinforcing manufacture
    • Concrete spreader
    • Concrete compaction
    • Curing chamber, stacker crane
    • Turning device
    • Unloading stations