Cemex: helping to build a Greater Britain

Cemex: helping to build a Greater Britain
Published: 19 November 2014

Tagged Under: Housing UK infrastructure Cemex 

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 8m residents will also benefit from Cemex’s recent participation in the Lee Tunnel construction, a major modernisation 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.