Cemex is supplying 250,000m3 of a variety of specialised, ready-mix concretes for the construction of the new Braskem Idesa-Etileno XXI Plant in Veracruz, Mexico. The plant, which will produce ethylene and polyethylene, is the largest petrochemical investment in Mexico in the past 20 years.
Cemex began as a supplier for this project in 2012 with the construction of the foundation. As of today, the company has delivered 80 per cent of the 250,000m3 of concrete required for the project. Etileno XXI is expected to commence operations in 2015, producing more than 1Mt of ethylene and polyethylene annually.
"We are very proud to be participating in this massive industrial project in Mexico," said Juan Romero, President of Cemex Mexico. "This clearly exemplifies the way our portfolio of special products offers building solutions capable of prevailing in even the most challenging projects."
Among the specialised concretes Cemex is delivering for this complex construction are its self-compacting concrete, high-resistance concrete, and architectural concrete. Etileno XXI is a project developed by Braskem Idesa, a company that outsourced the engineering, procurement, and construction of the plant to a consortium comprised of Odebrecht, Technip, and ICA Fluor.