CEMEX supplies concrete for renovation of Tunel de la Risa in Madrid, Spain - CEMEX supplies concrete for renovation of Tunel de la Risa in Madrid, Spain
October 15, 2019
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced today its participation in the renovation of Tunel de la Risa (funny tunnel) one of the most iconic railway tunnels in Madrid, Spain. The renovation will allow safer and more comfortable public transport in the country’s capital, with less maintenance and incident needs.
Tunel de la Risa, which started construction in 1933 and began operation in 1967, is the railway network with the largest circulation in Spain. Its renovation is taking place from July until October 2019, transforming early 20th century infrastructure into a modern facility with the safest transportation technology.
CEMEX supplies 30,000 cubic meters of concrete, including high-strength concrete and fiber, to meet the needs of the 7-kilometer project. The company made continuous material deliveries day and night, seven days a week, according to the contractor’s requirements and project deadlines.
Due to the difficulty of maneuvering inside the tunnel, thorough and calculated logistics of the tunnel’s entrances and exits was designed to achieve constant delivery. Additionally, in some sections, concrete was pumped from outside the Paseo de la Castellana in very precise coordination with the contractor’s work to achieve continuous supply without affecting traffic on the surface, which is one of the main transportation channels of the country’s capital.
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