CEMEX provides key materials for the Grand Paris Express
June 5, 2019
- Faced with technical challenges, high production volumes, and demanding environmental criteria, CEMEX's expertise has allowed it to handle the rigors of the Grand Paris Express project for almost three years.
CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced today that it has supplied more than 550,000 metric tons of aggregates and more than 300,000 cubic meters of ready-mix concrete for the Grand Paris Express project, using its network of fixed and mobile plants. To ensure the delivery of optimal quantities of concrete within tight time frames, CEMEX has been able to deploy mobile on-site concrete plants and use its local network of 21 plants in Île-de-France to provide timely delivery and backup.
The future metro station for the Grand Paris Express is a state-of-the-art structure requiring a high level of technical expertise, which must have a guaranteed service life of more than 100 years. High strength of concrete is essential. CEMEX's formula and quality control staff applied their experience in materials design to provide a highly technical concrete that meets very demanding project specifications.
"The Grand Paris worksites present a daily challenge to deliver ready-mix concrete on time, supply aggregates to our production sites, and move earthworks from the stations and tunnels out of Paris,” said Benjamin Lecendrier, Major Projects Director at CEMEX France. "With our wealth of experience, we can commit significant resources and draw on our full range of expertise to support a sustainable and responsible Grand Paris."
The Grand Paris Express worksites on metro lines 11, 14, and several sections of line 15 South have involved most of CEMEX staff in the Île-de-France region, with four full-time operatives working in a dedicated unit. Given the scale of operations, logistical organization is a major challenge, with the twin demands of delivering construction materials and removing 40 million tons of earthwork by 2030.
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