Project details



New Environmental friendly and Durable conCrete, integrating industrial by-products and hybrid systems, for civil, industrial and offshore applications

Start date: 01.01.2018

Duration: 48 months

Coordinator: HeidelbergCement

Budget: 5.9 M€


The EnDurCrete project is a research project supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme for Research and Innovation (Call H2020-NMBP-2017-two-stage, Project No. 760639) which started in January 2018 with a duration of 42 months. The project consortium is led by HeidelbergCement and it consists of sixteen partners from twelve European countries (Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Norway, Switzerland, Slovenia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece and Croatia). Six out of 16 partners are SME’s. Each partner has specific and high-value knowledge in all the scientific and technological branches that are necessary to meet the project goals.

Project objective
The main goal of the EnDurCrete Project is to develop a new cost-effective sustainable reinforced concrete for long lasting and added value applications. The concept is based on the integration of novel low-clinker cement including high-value industrial by-products, new nano and micro technologies and hybrid systems ensuring enhanced durability of sustainable concrete structures with high mechanical properties, self-healing and self-monitoring capacities. The key EnDurCrete technologies are: nano-enabled smart corrosion inhibitors, self-sensing carbon-based nanofillers, multifunctional coatings with self-healing properties and sensorised non-metallic reinforcement systems.
Innovative design concepts will be developed for smart installation, disassembly and re-use of the new green pre-cast and cast in place elements aiming at enabling easy recycling and re-using approaches.

The functionality of the developed concrete structures will be proved under severe operating conditions supported by experimental and numerical tools to better understand factors affecting durability and capture the multiscale evolution of damage as well as to enable service life prediction. Demonstrators will be tested in working sites of tunnels, ports and offshore structures, in order to prove the enhanced durability and decreased cost of the new concrete systems in such critical applications. Four demonstrations will be located in Spain, Norway, and Croatia.

The projects partners are detailed here.

List of achievements

Download all the project publications here.

The final statement of the coordinator is available here.


Contact person: Dr. Arnaud Muller
Address: HeidelbergCement
Tel: +49 6221 4811 3676