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CEMEX strengthens operations in Germany

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World Cement,

CEMEX has announced that it is acquiring a new floating bucket chain dredger in its Rogätz quarry, about 100 km southwest of Berlin. This investment is in line with the company's strategy to enhance its vertically integrated positions near growing metropolises.

The state-of-the-art floating dredger includes a dewatering screening machine, a fine sand recovery system, and a conveyor belt that transports the processed sands and gravels ashore. The new dredger replaces an old unit that had become obsolete after 27 years. It conveys 50 tons more per hour than its predecessor, consumes less energy, and increases operational reliability.

"With this important investment, our company strengthens its position in the metropolitan market of Berlin and secures the long-term availability of valuable mineral raw materials for its customers," said Ru┬Ędiger Kuhn, Vice President of Materials in Central Europe at CEMEX.

With a conveying capacity of 400 tons per hour, this powerful piece of large-scale equipment extracts sand and gravel from a location on the Elbe River in an open-cast wet mine to process them into high-quality raw materials for the construction industry and other branches of industry.

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