Cemex will participate in the construction of an important hydroelectric plant in southeastern Panama, located on the country’s Chiriquí Viejo River. When finished, the hydroelectric plant will operate two 35 megawatts capacity units and support the increasing energy demand at a national level.
Beginning in May 2010, and through an 11-month period, Cemex will provide more than 140,000m3 of ready-mix concrete for the project.
Located in Panama’s third largest province of Chiriquí, this project represents a challenge due to the complicated terrain, access and communication, making the logistics for material delivery difficult. With the approach to always focus on customers’ needs, Cemex will assemble a dedicated ready-mix concrete plant in the area to provide the project with roller-compacted concrete (RCC) during the 11-month period.