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CEMEX is helping to build a Greater Britain

21 November 2014

CEMEX products and services have been shaping the UK since 1906. Just during the last 12 months, our industry-leading products and building solutions have enabled 1,600 miles of new road and contributed to 25,000 new homes: 22% of the total number of new homes built in the UK. 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.

“As a company, CEMEX only pursues markets where we can sustain long-term growth, increase profitability, and fulfil our responsibilities as a leading corporate citizen,” said CEMEX CEO Fernando A. González. “We are pleased to be able to work and make an impact in the UK and pride ourselves on working closely with our customers to bring tangible benefits for the people in the UK.”


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 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 8 million residents will also benefit from CEMEX’s recent participation in the Lee Tunnel construction, a major modernization 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.

“A robust infrastructure system of well-built roads, rails, and airports is key to the safety, health and quality of our lives,” said Jesús González, President of CEMEX in the UK. “Our products and expertise quite literally help to shape our built environment but they also make a significant contribution to our economy and provide employment to a number of people in the supply chain.”

Recently, CEMEX has also participated in the construction of a multimillion dollar onshore gas plant located in Scotland’s Shetland Islands. A specially-designed CEMEX mobile plant was erected onsite to offset anticipated rough weather and to source the required raw materials by road, rail and sea to the remote location, demonstrating once again CEMEX’s commitment to solving its customer’s toughest challenges.

 CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service 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.


Notes to editors:

 For further information on CEMEX  UK contact Elizabeth Young; email: t: 01932 58321401932 583214.

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  • Helping to build a Great Britain – CEMEX’s vision is to help build a greater Britain by providing solutions to construction problems through our innovative building materials, our expertise, our understanding of the construction issues and our people.  We aim to create the best service and the best solutions for a better future.   
  • About CEMEX: CEMEX is a global manufacturer of building materials and the biggest Mexican investor in the UK, with 3,000 people employed across 450 sites nationwide. In this country, we are a leading provider of aggregates, cement, ready-mixed concrete and rail sleepers with annual sales of around £1 billion.
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