“Instant highway” firm Global Road Technology announces new projects in Brazil as the 2016 Olympic host seeks to fix its road crisis
LIGHTNING RELEASES (4/17/2014) - Australian “instant highway” firm Global Road Technology (GRT) has signed a multi-million dollar deal in Brazil, as the country seeks to address its massive infrastructure shortfalls leading up to the 2016 RIO Olympic Games.
GRT will use its range of soil stabilisation and dust control products to develop road networks across thousands of kilometres of South America’s biggest country and largest economy, on projects estimated to total around the $US220 million mark.
According to GRT spokesperson Ben Skinner, the business is perfectly positioned to meet the infrastructure needs of a developing nation like Brazil.
“Despite Brazil being the world’s sixth largest economy, it still faces massive infrastructure shortfalls, especially in some of the remoter parts of the country,” Mr Skinner said.
“We have been working for some time with the Brazilian government and officials on testing and showcasing our products – both in Australia and over there – with the parties involved concluding that GRT provides a cost-effective and fast solution for road development.
Demand has reached such a point that we have had to open an office in the country, “GRT Brazil” to meet and deliver product orders.”
According to the CEO of Brazil’s National Logistics Operators Association, the ABOL, bad roads increase operations and transportation costs in many cases by as much as 66%. Brazil’s “third-rate” infrastructure has reached such a point that it is now threatening to choke off trade and strangle development.
Newly appointed President of GRT Brazil, Senhor (Sr.) – Portuguese for Mr – Adelmir Santana said that roads in Brazil are the lifeblood of communities and the economy.
“Roads in Brazil are vital to trade, commerce and tourism and as the economy develops we need to continue to create quality infrastructure for the country to maintain growth,” Sr. Santana said.
“Currently the road networks around Brazil are congested and require immediate rebuilding, GRT’s polymer dust suppression and road stabilisation products provide a perfect solution as they can rebuild and repair existing networks – in a cost-effective and timely manner.”
GRT is currently working on canal projects along the San Francisco river system alongside the US Military that will help develop irrigation channels and road systems in the agricultural hub of Petrolina – situated in the northwest of the country.
The business will also be working in Bahia – on the northeast Atlantic coast – with their Brazilian base of operations to be located in the nations capital, Brasilia.
The largest and most challenging project will be the development of a road network along the Venezuelan border, in the state of Roraima – Brazil’s northernmost and least populated state.
This project will take five years to complete due to its scale – 2,000km – and the remoteness of the area.
GRT is providing industry and government solutions in Australia and internationally by working with major companies across the mining, oil and gas sectors with its cost effective and environmentally friendly road building technology.
About Global Road Technology:
Global road Technology is an international company that provides revolutionary solutions to create better and safer roads for people, industry and communities.
GRT technology and products solve road stabilisation and dust control problems for all types of roads from major highways and freeways to haulage, industrial and rural roads, tarmacs, hardstand areas and water repellent pavements. GRT’s technology can be applied into clay, silt, sand and gravel materials to create instant, safer, and sustainable infrastructure.
Visit globalroadtechnology.com for further information about the company and its products.