On May 20th, the MCC Group succeeded in holding the 2017 China Urban Steel Comprehensive Pipe Gallery New Technology Application Promotion Conference, at which the domestically unique fabricated ripple steel pipe gallery technology researched and developed by MCC Group was presented. The conference was attended by China Minmetals Corporation General Manager & Party Committee Deputy Secretary and MCC Group Chairman & Party Committee Secretary Guo Wenqing, Hebei Province Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Vice Chairman Jiang Deguo, China Minmetals Corporation Party Committee Deputy Secretary and Deputy General Manager Dong Mingjun, and China Minmetals Corporation Party Committee Members and Deputy General Managers Feng Guiquan and Zhang Zhaoxiang, as well as related leaders of the National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Finance, Hebei Province, Hengshui City and so on, and thousands of experts, scholars and insiders from 85 cities. They deeply discussed the application of fabricated urban comprehensive pipe galleries and new intelligent pipe gallery materials and technology. MCC President Zhang Mengxing gave the opening speech and MCC Vice President Wang Shilei hosted the opening ceremony.
Before the opening ceremony, Guo Wenqing separately met Hebei Province Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Vice Chairman Jiang Deguo, Hengshui City Mayor Wang Jingwu and the attending leaders of related ministries, commissions, local governments, scientific research institutions and design and construction enterprise associations. He warmly welcomed all the participating honored guests and expressed his gratitude for the strong support and promotion of fabricated steel comprehensive pipe gallery projects. He then briefly introduced the historical reform and development of the China Minmetals Corporation and MCC Group, pointing out that the successful strategic recombination between the two was the first domestic strategic recombination of two Fortune 500 Enterprises. The new China Minmetals now possesses a full industry chain embracing everything from the acquisition of diggings to reconnaissance, design, construction, mining, mineral separation, smelting, logistics and trade. Having been approved as a state-owned asset investment company by the State Council, it has devoted itself to creating a metallic mining industry group which is ‘First in China and first-class in the world’, and being the indemnitor of national metallic ore resource safety. At present, MCC Group has succeeded in achieving its transformation and applied itself to being the ‘national team of metallurgical construction, the main force of capital construction and the pacesetter of emerging industries, insisting on taking the road of high-tech construction in the long term’. By virtue of a technological accumulation of nearly 70 years, MCC Group has obtained significant breakthroughs in urban infrastructure construction, theme parks, large-scale integrated stadiums, beautiful village and smart city technology, environmental engineering and so on.
Guo Wenqing pointed out that as early as 2009, MCC Group created the 33 km Zhuhai Hengqin Underground Comprehensive Pipe Gallery Project. It is a leading enterprise taking part in national standards, with the highest integrated performance, longest single mileage, largest market amount and most technical contents in the pipe gallery domain among central enterprises, creating the first domestic systematic regional comprehensive pipe gallery system and providing a benchmark for the construction of domestic comprehensive pipe galleries. MCC Group adheres to strengthening and increasing its technical advantages as the national pipe gallery pacesetter, insists on the strategic orientation of ‘taking the road of high-tech construction in the long term’, considers the research and development of steel orientation comprehensive pipe galleries to be the main acting and entry point for supply side structural reform, reduces surplus capacity, actively explores fabricated building structures and fully embodies the strategic positioning of ‘leading the development of China's metallurgic industry to a higher level’. Fabricated steel comprehensive pipe galleries represent a revolution in China's urban underground construction, the utilization of underground space and the application of new technology, techniques and materials. It is the most practical, effective and useful structure reform of the supply side; it has not only solved the excess production capacity of general rolled steel, but also advanced the application of steel structure products in construction and upgraded the urban construction level. There is reason to believe that the exploration road of fabricated steel comprehensive pipe galleries in the next three to five years will become flatter and broader. Guo Wenqing hopes that all the attending honored guests will pay close attention to MCC's pipe gallery technology development, continue deepening their cooperation and make joint contributions to the construction of sponge city and smart city technology.
After the conference, a delegation led by Guo Wenqing inspected the sites of several MCC projects including the Hebei Province Expo Garden Project, and went to Wuyi County to visit MCC's Fabricated Steel Comprehensive Pipe Gallery Demonstration Section (MCC Steel Pipe Gallery Research and Development Manufacturing Base).
The meeting was attended by many honored guests including Hengshui City Deputy Mayor Wang Shikun, China Construction Industry Association Director Wang Tiehong, Professional Training Institute of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction Vice President Pang Zongzhan, Standardization Department Standards Bureau of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction Director Chen Guoyi, Emerging Industry Alliance of the National Development and Reform Commission Secretary General Chen Dongsheng, Investment Association of China Director Zhang Hanya, Development and Reform Daily Former Owner Wang Hanmin, PPP Center Development Department Director Xia Yingzhe and other guests from relevant industrial associations.
In his speech at the opening ceremony, Zhang Mengxing said that the purpose of holding this promotion conference is to deeply research and discuss the problems of universality, critical technology and finance existing in the construction of urban comprehensive pipe galleries, actively learn from advanced technology and philosophy, coordinate to tackle key problems and contribute wisdom and power to the road of urban updating and reconstruction with Chinese characteristics. The MCC Pipe Gallery Technology Research Institute hosting the promotion conference is the first domestic professional comprehensive pipe gallery technology research institute, providing one-stop technical support services including the consultation, planning, reconnaissance, design, construction and operation management of comprehensive pipe gallery construction for owners. At present, the State Council is greatly popularizing fabricated structures and promoting the innovation of construction modes. The Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Construction has made definite requirements that the MCC Pipe Gallery Research Institute should work hard to raise the ratio of fabricated buildings among newly built buildings above 30% in the next ten or so years. The Institute has considered the situation, formed a foundation consisting of the investigation and survey of international steel fabricated comprehensive pipe gallery application, implemented the tackling of difficult problems in science and technology, researched and developed China’s first fabricated steel comprehensive pipe gallery products, overcome technical problems including seepage-proofing, anticorrosion, fireproofing and high strength calculations, greatly enriched the new material application of comprehensive pipe galleries and become the strongest performer of the new generation in the field of comprehensive pipe gallery products.
At the promotion conference, the Hebei Province Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development issued Hebei's local underground comprehensive pipe gallery standard Corrugated Steel Comprehensive Pipe Gallery Engineering Technology Regulations, in which MCC CERI participated. MCC CERI and Saint-Gobain then held the opening ceremony of the China-France Comprehensive Pipe and Pipeline Research Center. A total of 16 experts and scholars in such fields as pipe galleries, materials and fabricated technology from both home and abroad, including China Construction Industry Association President Wang Tiehong, gave academic reports with full and accurate contents. With cutting-edge and innovative thinking, they took an overall macroscopic perspective on urban development and the application prospects of steel pipe galleries by occupying a strategically advantageous position, and made meticulous in-depth analyses of specific technology and projects. This conference took the form of a discussion of MCC's successful breakthroughs of such technical barriers as becoming ‘the pacesetter of national urban comprehensive pipe galleries’, an innovation conference for MCC's successful research and development of fabricated steel comprehensive pipe galleries, a release conference for Hebei's local comprehensive urban underground pipe gallery standard and a pledging conference for MCC to raise the strength of the steel industry, respond to the call for national supply side structural reform and undertake the honorable responsibility of being China’s ‘national team of metallurgical construction’.
The meeting between Guo Wenqing, Jiang Deguo and Wang Jingwu
Promotion conference venue
Guo Wenqing meets participating honored guests from ministries, commissions and associations
Guo Wenqing, Jiang Deguo and Wang Jingwu view pipe gallery samples
Guo Wenqing views smart pipe gallery products
Guo Wenqing visits MCC's fabricated steel pipe gallery demonstration section
Guo Wenqing visits MCC's fabricated steel pipe gallery demonstration section
Guo Wenqing inspects the Yitong Steel Pipe Gallery Production Base
Guo Wenqing listens to a report on MCC's Hebei Expo Garden Project