Earthquake Damages, Rehabilitation & Retrofitting: IFFCO Kandla


  • Failure of RCC structure because of Bhuj earthquake in 2001
  • Acid spillage is often; plant near sea coast, steel reinforcement can not be used in this type of aggressive environment
  • Plant had to commission within 30 days as loss of production was not insured


  • Preliminary repairs with micro-concrete and polymer modified mortar
  • Wrapping of failed members and beam column connection with glass fiber reinforcement
  • Plant was started within 30 days
  • Observations over last 11 years do not show any sign of decay indicating high durability of repair system in very aggressive environment

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