Croatia, December 2016 – Cortec’s patented MCI® (Migrating Corrosion Inhibitors) technology protects reinforcing metal in concrete from corrosion. It rehabilitates existing concrete structures and extends the life span of new structures. This world proven, contemporary technology will be used for restoration of Vukovar tower and will preserve the monument symbolising suffering and heroism of Croatian people for future generations
After being used for construction and rehabilitation of the most famous structures in the world such as the Pentagon, Empire State Building and Burj Khalifa, MCI technology will be used to preserve Vukovar’s water tower hit more than 600 times during the siege of the city.
Cortec Corporation signed the donation agreement with the Mayor of Croatian City of Vukovar. The company donated funds for reconstruction of Vukovar water tower that was almost destroyed in 90’s during Croatian War of Independence. Water tower is the most famous symbol of city’s suffering during the Battle of Vukovar but also victory and new life. It was one of the most frequent targets of artillery but never collapsed.
Croatian-American entrepreneur Boris Miksic, CEO of Cortec Corporation participated in numerous projects during his long term career but notes that restoration of Vukovar’s tower has a special significance: “This is a very emotional moment as Vukovar is in the heart of every Croatian citizen. We are proud to donate this technology which will preserve Vukovar’s monument for all generations to come. This symbol of one of the most destructive wars in modern history is warning that it must never happen again.”