Cemex to supply largest hydropower project in Central America

Cemex to supply largest hydropower project in Central America
Published: 29 March 2011

Cemex announced today that it has been named the primary cement supplier for the first phase of Reventazón hydroelectric plant project in Costa Rica. The US$1.2bn plant will be the largest of its kind in Central America when the 311MW facility reaches completion in 2016. As the primary supplier, Cemex will provide 50,000t of cement for the first phase of this project.

The Costa Rican Institute of Electricity, which is in charge of the plant’s construction, had several specific requirements for the cement used in the hydroelectric plant. As such, Cemex is providing cement that has a low heat hydration, high workability, and improved durability, in order to meet these requirements.

“We are honored to have been selected as the supplier for this significant renewable energy project, not only because of its scale and importance to the country of Costa Rica, but also because it represents an important opportunity to provide our customers with a unique solution with our special cement products.” says Carlos González, Cemex Costa Rica President.