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Cemex supplies concrete for Riga Bulk Terminal expansion

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Cemex has participated in the expansion of one of the most advanced marine terminals in Latvia, the Riga Bulk Terminal, which is a key part of a global and regional cargo supply chain and passenger traffic network in the Baltic Sea region.

Cemex in Latvia supplied over 3500 m3 of concrete for the construction of the base plate, walls and coverings for the new loading point of the Riga Bulk Terminal. The project presented logistical and construction challenges, with record seasonal volumes of concrete needing to be supplied through uninterrupted castings. The concrete for the base was also designed to act as a floor for the loading point, which made it essential to ensure exact concreting at precise intervals to avoid joins between the multiple concrete layers.

For the construction of the 8 m high walls of the loading point, Cemex further ensured that the concrete was delivered with no interruptions. “The walls were built in a single casting, with concreting work performed at the rate of 10 cubic meters per hour, enabling the completion of several comparatively small castings within a 10-hour period,” said Ojars Lapsa, Ready-Mix Sales Representative for Cemex in Latvia.

Cemex also participated in the second stage of the construction project, which involved the construction of automated storage facilities for bulk cargo with a total capacity of 60 000 t. For this stage, Cemex supplied over 3200 m3 of concrete for the base plate, grid, wall covering and stairs in uninterrupted concrete castings of approximately 500 – 600 m3 in 12 hour periods.

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