CEMEX participates in construction of dam in Northwest Mexico - CEMEX participates in construction of dam in Northwest Mexico
January 22, 2020
- The company supplied more than 600,000 cubic meters of concrete for the Bicentennial Dam.
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced today that it applied its technological capabilities to supply concrete specially designed for the construction of the Presa Bicentenario (Bicentennial Dam,) located in the state of Sonora, in Northwest Mexico.
The dam has a storage capacity of 484 million cubic meters of water and aims to control the floods that affect the local community during the rainy season. It is estimated that the dam contributes to the protection of approximately 11,000 homes in urban areas, 6,000 rural homes, 34,000 hectares of crops, and 48,615 hectares of infrastructure (roads, agriculture, health, education, etc.)
“We supplied more than 600,000 cubic meters of Roller-Compacted Concrete, a concrete technology designed specifically for the construction of this type of dam,” said Ricardo Naya, President of CEMEX Mexico. “During peak production, up to 2,000 cubic meters of concrete were placed in a single night, a challenge that meant keeping not only operation and auxiliary equipment ready, but also raw material logistics coordination for timely delivery.”
The Roller-Compacted Concrete system offers benefits such as the reduction of displaced areas and cost and quality control of the finished elements.
Part of our solution for the dam’s builders was to install two continuous mixing plants for the production of Roller-Compacted Concrete, which produced more than 250 cubic meters per hour to ensure timely supply, as well as concrete dosing machines to meet the project’s unique requirements.
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