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22 November 2006

CEMEX UK showcases thames gateway sustainable construction capabilities

Building solutions company CEMEX UK is showcasing its capabilities in meeting the sustainable construction challenges associated with the regeneration of The Thames Gateway and Olympic region at this year's Thames Gateway Forum on 22 - 23 November.

The company sees participation at the event as part of its wider commitment to the sustainable regeneration of one of the most exciting regeneration projects in the world.

CEMEX UK is this year investing £30 million in sustainability-related projects in the UK, and recently launched an initiative, to ensure long-term business success through the proactive management of environmental, social and economic issues; the three pillars of sustainability.

Delivery on the following three high-level goals, which are closely aligned to the objectives of the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation, will contribute to the UK Government's sustainability targets, support the sustainable construction agenda and help to ensure that high-quality products and services are provided as efficiently, cost effectively and sustainably as possible: Reduce overall emissions; Ensure long-term, sustainable supply of building materials of building materials for the UK construction industry; To ensure CEMEX UK is a good neighbour at all times.

Among the new product developments and service innovations that are firmly aligned to the sustainability commitment and are being showcased by CEMEX UK at this year's Thames Gateway Forum are: A new 24/7 out-of-hours delivery service to ease pressure on congested roads and ensure customers start the day with full silos and aggregate bins.

Award-winning logistics solutions to keep road journeys to a minimum, through efficiency tracking systems and ensuring that 95% of vehicles are at payload when travelling. A network of a range of plants and depots across London, and a system of river and rail transport to minimise road haulage. Blended cements to improve workability and long-term durability, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, which are typically half that of traditional cements. Recycled materials, which for recycled asphalt has increased by 85% during 2006, to minimise the use of virgin raw materials. More detailed information about CEMEX UK's sustainable solutions is available in a new brochure and DVD, see enclosed.

Copies are also available from the CEMEX stand, F16, where company experts will available to discuss its sustainable solutions in more detail.

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For more details, please contact:

Marit Meyer-Bell

Telephone: 0786 7653392

Email: marit.meyerbell@cemex.com

Note to editors: CEMEX is a global building solutions company and leading supplier of cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. In the UK, CEMEX also has a significant share of the asphalt, concrete block and mortar markets. The company has a national supply network in the UK with over 500 locations, to ensure that quality building materials is available to customers locally. For more information, see www.cemex.co.uk or www.cemex.com.

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