Cemex to supply large Qingdao urban complex, China
Cemex announced today that it is supplying nearly 60,000m3 of ready-mix concrete for the first stage construction of what is expected to be the largest urban complex in the Chinese city of Qingdao, in the eastern Shandong province.
Qingdao is a major city with a population of approximately 7.6 million permanent inhabitants and in 2009 was named China’s most livable city by the Chinese Institute of City Competitiveness.
Cemex was awarded the Hua Run Center project after a competitive bidding process. Cemex was chosen along with another local concrete supplier due to its high-quality materials and services, a flexible and reliable delivery service, and the ability to provide top-of-the-line technical support.
“We are honored to have been selected as a supplier for the Hua Run Center, and to contribute to the strengthening of the status of Qingdao as one of the most important business centers in Asia,” said Joaquin Estrada, President of Cemex in Asia.
The Hua Run Center is expected to offer a mix of commercial, office, housing and hotel space, among other facilities.
Cemex operates six ready-mix concrete plants in China, in the northern cities of Tianjin and Qingdao, and has presence throughout Asia with operations in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Bangladesh.