Close to 900K Cubic Meters of CEMEX Concrete for Mexico City’s New International Airport - Close to 900K Cubic Meters of CEMEX Concrete for Mexico City’s New International Airport
Close to 900K Cubic Meters of CEMEX Concrete for Mexico City’s New International Airport
August 16, 2017
CEMEX expects to supply approximately 900,000 cubic meters of concrete for Mexico City’s New International Airport.
“We are very proud to participate in one of the most important infrastructure projects in Latin America,” said Juan Romero Torres, President of CEMEX Mexico. “Mexico City’s New International Airport will improve the quality of life for millions of people and strengthen the city’s position as a hemispheric hub connecting the Americas.”
CEMEX will supply close to 900,000 cubic meters of concrete for one of the main infrastructure projects in Latin America. Credits: CEMEX
The airport will be built in two phases, beginning with three runways and adding three later. Its maximum capacity will be 120 million passengers per year. The first terminal will be “X” shaped, with a total capacity of 68 million passengers.
Because of the condition of the ground on which the airport is built—the bed of former Texcoco Lake—CEMEX will supply a special mix of high-sulfate-resistant concrete. Resistance to sulfates can be significantly improved by producing a dense, impermeable concrete which is obtained by utilizing very resistant cement with a low cement-to-water ratio. With over 110 years of experience in the industry, CEMEX offers the most advanced concrete technology on the market.
CEMEX will deliver a special high-sulfate resistant concrete for Mexico City’s New International Airport. Credits: CEMEX
CEMEX has participated on other major infrastructure projects in Mexico, such as the Baluarte Bicentenario Bridge in the northwestern state of Durango and the La Yesca Dam in the northwestern state of Nayarit; as well as other noteworthy international projects, such as the Panama Canal, Malaysia’s Mass Rapid Transit system, and a tidal barrage and hydroelectric plant on Egypt’s Nile River.
CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future.