Cemex helps build new Sinai tunnel connection

Cemex helps build new Sinai tunnel connection
24 May 2018

Through a joint venture with Orascom Construction and The Arab Contractors (Osman Ahmed Osman & Co), Cemex is supplying 350,000m3 of concrete and 160,000t of cement for the construction of two tunnels that extend from the outskirts of the city of Port-Said in northeast Egypt to the Sinai Peninsula, passing under the Suez Canal.

The project is part of the Egyptian government's plan for the development of the Sinai Peninsula by improving accessibility. Historically, the only access to Sinai was through a single tunnel, slowing development possibilities and hindering transportation to and from Egypt's mainland.

The construction of the two 4km tunnels required the installation of three ready-mix batch plants on site to fulfil the project's concrete demands.

Additionally, Cemex is participating in the transformation of the Suez Canal area by supplying 132,000m3 of concrete and 600,000t of cement for the development of the commercial East Port Said seaport, a 4.5km construction area.

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