CEMEX Supplies Concrete for Expansion of Riga Bulk Terminal - Full Story
May 17, 2017
CEMEX supplied over 3,500 cubic meters of concrete for the Riga Bulk Terminal, a state-of-the-art marine terminal for the Freeport of Riga, Latvia’s port authority.
CEMEX actively participated in the expansion of one of the most advanced marine terminals in Latvia, the Riga Bulk Terminal. Located in Kundzinsala, in Riga’s Northern District, this terminal is controlled by the Freeport of Riga, a key part of a global and regional cargo supply chain and passenger traffic network in the Baltic Sea region.
CEMEX in Latvia supplied over 3,500 cubic meters of concrete for the construction of the base plate, walls, and coverings for the new loading point of the Riga Bulk Terminal. This project presented both logistical and construction challenges in order to supply record seasonal volumes of concrete through uninterrupted castings. Additionally, the concrete for the base plate was designed to act as a floor for the loading point, which made it essential to ensure exact concreting at precise intervals to avoid joints between the multiple concrete layers.
For the construction of the 8-meter high walls of the loading point, CEMEX further ensured the concrete was delivered with no interruptions. “The walls were built in a single casting, with concreting work performed at the rate of 10 cubic meters per hour, enabling the completion of several comparatively small castings within a 10-hour period,” said Ojārs Lapsa, Ready-Mix Sales Representative for CEMEX in Latvia.
CEMEX also participated in the second stage of this construction project, which involved the construction of automated storage facilities for bulk cargo with a total capacity of 60,000 tons. For this stage, CEMEX supplied over 3,200 cubic meters of concrete for the base plate, grid, wall covering, and stairs in uninterrupted concrete castings of approximately 500 to 600 cubic meters in 12-hour periods.
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