CEMEX is Helping Build a Greater Britain

CEMEX is Helping Build a Greater Britain

Terminal 2, The Queen´s Terminal London, UK

Lee Tunnel - Phase 1 London, UK

Shetland Gas Plant Sullom Voe, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 9:00am

CAMPAIGN: Resilient Infrastructure

CONTENT: Article

CEMEX’s products and services have been shaping the UK for many years. Just during the last 12 months, our industry-leading products and building solutions have enabled 1,600 miles of new road and contributed to 25,000 new homes: 22% of the total number of new homes built in the UK. In the past 18 months, CEMEX has been an integral part of some of the most important infrastructure projects in the UK with a direct impact on its residents’ quality of life, from an airport terminal, to upgrading London’s 150-year-old sewage system, to a remote onshore energy plant.

“CEMEX focuses on markets where we can sustain long-term profitable growth, and fulfill our responsibilities as a corporate citizen,” said CEMEX CEO Fernando A. Gonzalez. “We are pleased to be able to make a positive impact in the UK by working closely with all our stakeholders to bring tangible benefits for its people.”

CEMEX participated in the construction of Heathrow International Airport’s new Terminal 2 - the Queen’s Terminal, one of the most sustainable airport terminals in the world. CEMEX provided a specialty ready-mix concrete which has the advantage of reducing the overall carbon footprint of the building and reduces the risk of early age thermal cracking, increasing its overall lifespan.

London’s more than 8 million residents will also benefit from CEMEX’s recent participation in the Lee Tunnel construction, a major modernization of the London sewage system which annually is expected to prevent 16 million tons of sewage from overflowing into the river Lee. The tunnel will be the deepest in London and CEMEX was required to provide a tailor-made specialty ready-mix concrete that was poured over 29 uninterrupted days, a logistical feat that to date is the longest continual slip form pour in Europe.

“A robust infrastructure system of well-built roads, rails, and airports is key to the safety, health and quality of our lives,” said Jesús González, President of CEMEX in the UK. “Our products and expertise quite literally help to shape our built environment but they also make a significant contribution to our economy and provide employment to a number of people in the supply chain.”

Recently, CEMEX also participated in the construction of a multimillion dollar onshore gas plant located in Scotland’s Shetland Islands. A specially-designed mobile plant was erected onsite to offset anticipated rough weather and to source the required raw materials by road, rail and sea to the remote location, demonstrating once again CEMEX’s commitment to solving its customer’s toughest challenges.