Any new Project it is a challenge for Bateig, but this one it is very special, because it is feat which just a few companies of the stone sector could be capable of carrying out.
A few months ago, Bateig Natural Stone received the commissioning of an atypical project, unimaginable. Taikang Community Investment Co., Ltd Company, based in Beijing, China, dedicated to insurance, assets management, pensions, and hospice care, was looking for a natural stone with very specific dimensions. After several years trying to locate the perfect material, the company concluded that the Bateig stone was ideal. Besides the impeccable aspect and unique colour of the Bateig stone, our company had a large number of years of experience, professionalism and necessary infrastructure: the own quarry with over a million square meters that would supply 138 tonnes of stone.
A Project of incalculable magnitude.
The Project required from the extraction of the Bateig Beige stone with 10 meters high, 6 meters wide and only 42 cm of thickness. The work of the stonemasons was exceptional and complicated, as there was a high risk of breakage. Bateig Natural Stone faces the challenge and after six months comes to a successful solution.
Placed the stones gave the greater complexity. With the assistance of two big cranes, absolutely necessary for the establishment of two iron structures of 22 tonnes each one. Made “ad hoc” and developed by Chinese engineers, they should be able to transport in the most secure and better terms two enormous stones. They await a journey of more than 13 000 km which includes road transport from Novelda to the port of Tarragona and by sea from Tarragona to Antwerp (Belgium) for a change of boat, and from there to Tianjing Port. To the final destination to in core area CBD, Guanghua Road, Chaoyang district, in Beijing (Pekin), are still 200 km by road.
Even though Bateig’s work came to its end, now a sculpture wills text at two stones with letters written by Chinese artist Mr. Xu Bing, vice-president of Central Fine Arts Academy in China and professor of Cornell University in New York. On the left stone will appear the original letters of Qian Lang calligraphy (imperator of Qing Dynasty) and that Mr. Xu Bing wrote in his own calligraphy style, according to a traditional style. While on the right stone will be shown those mixed subparagraphs, looks like surrealist art where each word is composed one side in Chinese and another in English language.
This Project is a milestone for Bateig Natural Stone. It is a reflection of professionalism, the experience and the value of brand that we want to make, both nationally and internationally. This is a major project full of vicissitudes and complexities, what we have learned that we can always go one step further. It may be not the larger stones which have been extracted, but with those dimensions they did the longest distance travelled from its source to their destination. Therefore, the Bateig stone is the stone without limits.