Corrosion & Marine

MateenBar™ is the ideal reinforcement for concrete members in corrosive environments and where a longer service life is required.


  • marine applications, including quay walls, wharfs, canals & harbours
  • marina pontoons
  • bridge decks
  • near surface mounted reinforcement
  • water and sewerage tunnels and plants

Traditional solutions to increase durability – such as epoxy coated steel re-bars, special concrete admixtures, increased concrete cover, protective paint and cathodic protection – will only delay the outbreak of corrosion whereas MateenBar completely eliminates it.

The performance of MateenBar is comparable with higher grade stainless steel, but with a significant price saving.

A minor increase in initial project costs provides significant cost savings throughout the structure’s lifetime with no further expenses for maintenance, shut-downs or even reconstruction required.

Further savings when using MateenBar result from the ability to significantly reduce concrete cover and lower the concrete costs, as corrosion inhibitors and microsilica are not required.

Reduced concrete cover provides weight saving benefits which can allow lower strength and lower cost supporting structures.

Project examples

  • Dubai Marina – U.A.E
  • Katara Village - Qatar
  • Sewerage Treatment Enhancement Project - Abu Dhabi, U.A.E
  • Jubail Industrial Area - Saudi Arabia
  • Adelaide Desalination Plant - Australia

Case Studies

Northside Storage Tunnel - Sydney, Australia (1998 - 2000)

The Northside Storage Tunnel was built in Sydney, Australia (1998-2000) from the suburb of Lane Cove (Western Sydney) to North Head. The total tunnel length was in excess of 20km, with diameters from 3.8 meters to 6.6 meters, a total excavation of 750,000m3 of ground and a project cost of USD 400 million.

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Marshall Islands Schools (2004 - 2007)

Pultron's MateenBar was specified for a series of new schools and collage buildings built throughout the low-lying island chain of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

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Ocean Technix

Ocean Technix specialise in difficult undersea engineering projects. In the shallow reef waters of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Western Australia, divers had the task of stabilising sub-sea cables by drilling holes into hard rock areas of the sea bed.

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Kaikoura Coastal Highway - Kaikoura Coast, New Zealand (2017)

In November 2016 a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the South Island of New Zealand. The rebuild of the vital coastal arterial is using mateenbar for durability.

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