Located in central Albania, Elbasan is one of the country’s largest cities and also one of the most polluted. The city’s new waste-to-energy plant uses trash as a fuel for generating power, just as other power plants use coal, oil, or natural gas. The energy plant will generate 2.85 MW of electricity per hour by incinerating trash; the leftover fly ash and granulate, incidentally, can be used in the production of concrete and asphalt.
PENETRON ADMIX was used to treat about 2,000 m3 (2,600 cubic yards) of concrete for the below-ground structures at the Elbasan plant, some extending down to a depth of 8 m (26 feet). Over 1,000 m (3,300 feet) of PENEBAR SW-45 waterstop permanently sealed the construction joints, and topical materials (PENECRETE MORTAR and PENETRON) were applied to eliminate any cracks that developed after curing to waterproof all the basement structures.