On July 15th, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Vice-Minister Ni Hong and Hebei Province Vice-Governor Zhang Gujiang and their delegation inspected the MCC Group’s Hengshui Urban Pipe Gallery Test Section Project. They were accompanied by MCC Group and MCC Deputy Party Committee Secretary and MCC President Zhang Mengxing.
Zhang Mengxing first introduced the MCC Group’s basic situation and glorious achievements gained in urban underground comprehensive pipe gallery construction, pointing out that MCC is the largest and strongest metallurgical engineering construction contractor and metallurgical enterprise operation service provider. It has successfully transformed in recent years and now devotes itself to being the ‘national team of metallurgical construction, the main force of infrastructure construction and the pacesetter of emerging industries, insisting on taking the road of high-tech construction in the long term’. Particularly in the field of underground comprehensive pipe galleries, the MCC Group is a leading enterprise which participates in the formulation of national standards and has the best integrated performance, longest single mileage, greatest market capacity and highest technical content among central enterprises in the pipe gallery field. It established the first comprehensive pipe gallery technology research institute and the first professional pipe gallery company in China, set up the first RMB 100 billion urban comprehensive pipe gallery industry fund and became the national leading urban construction comprehensive solution expert. In 2009, MCC built a 33 km underground comprehensive pipe gallery in Hengqin, Zhuhai. It is the first systematic regional comprehensive pipe gallery system domestically, providing an example for domestic comprehensive pipe gallery construction.
On April 28th, 2017, the CCTV Science and Education Channel broadcast a special ‘May 1st’ program entitled Chinese Constructor - Future City, and its audience rating took first place among domestic documentaries. This programme accurately recorded the excellent achievements that the MCC Group has made in the comprehensive pipe galleries of Hengqin in Zhuhai and Shenzhen Apollo Future City and Airport New Area, and was selected by SARFT as one of ten recommended national films with which to welcome the 19th CPC National Congress. On May 20th, the MCC Group successfully held the 2017 China Urban Comprehensive Steel Pipe Gallery New Technology Application and Promotion Conference, launched the first national fabricated corrugated steel pipe gallery technology and released the Comprehensive Corrugated Steel Pipe Gallery Technical Regulations, the local standard for Hebei Province’s underground comprehensive pipe galleries, which was compiled by MCC CERI. At present, the MCC Group has covered the categories of comprehensive prefabricated concrete pipe gallery, comprehensive cast-in-place pipe gallery and comprehensive corrugated steel pipe gallery in Hengshui’s underground comprehensive pipe gallery network. The corrugated steel comprehensive pipe gallery technology first released by MCC has shown its special comparative advantages in work period, cost reduction, environmental protection and other aspects. Over the next few years, the MCC Group will build an urban comprehensive pipe gallery with the greatest number of forms and innovation achievements in Hengshui, thereby presenting a flourishing picture of ‘keeping pace with Hengshui in China’s pipe galleries’.
Ni Hong highly praised the MCC Group for its achievements in urban comprehensive pipe gallery construction. He pointed out that the urban underground comprehensive pipe gallery is an important current and future engine of national economic growth, and has become the third strategy for national urban construction. At present, urban construction pipe gallery construction has been regarded as an important measure for performing government functions and completing urban infrastructure. As the leading enterprise participating in the establishment of national standards, with the best performance, longest single mileage, greatest market capacity and highest technical content in the pipe gallery field among central enterprises, the MCC Group has positively responded to the country’s appeal and undertaken the heavy lifting of national urban comprehensive pipe gallery construction. MCC is expected to undertake the responsibility of the ‘national team’ of central enterprises in urban comprehensive pipe gallery development and construction, and make further and greater construction achievements.
The inspection was attended by the leaders of the governments of Hebei Province and Hengshui City, and MCC Group personnel Zeng Jianzhong, Zhou Qing, Liu Bo, Yang Kui and so on.