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CEMEX participate in German infrastructure projects

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CEMEX has announced that it has contributed construction materials and solutions, as well as proprietary admixture technologies, for three separate infrastructure projects in Germany.

For one project, the company supplied ready-mixed concrete for the new foundations of an infrastructure project along the railway line in Berlin’s Alt-Hohenschoenhausen district. For the final kilometers to the construction site, CEMEX concrete trucks travelled piggyback on a low-floor wagon.

For Deutsche Bahn AG, Heicon Service GmbH & Co. KG built new foundations for overhead line masts in Alt-Hohenschoenhausen. For twelve of these foundations, the construction company ordered ready-mixed concrete for exterior components from CEMEX in Germany. In two days, the company delivered around 35 m3 of concrete from its Hohenschoenhausen plant. Due to the fact that the premises of the railway could not be reached by road, the particular challenge of the project was the risk that the concrete could stiffen during delivery.

In order to solve this challenge, the company’s concrete trucks were driven over a steel ramp onto a low-floor wagon, known as a rolling highway. In this way, the concrete quickly reached the construction site about 3 km further along the railway line.

For the second project, CEMEX supplied concrete, pumping services, and safety advice for the renovation of Berlin’s Schlossstrasse subway station. The renovation project posed a complex planning and construction task. On behalf of Brauer Baugesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG, a Berlin-based construction company, CEMEX is supplying ready-mixed concrete for new elevator shafts.

For this complex project, ready-mixed trucks delivered their concrete to a CEMEX concrete pump, onto which the construction company attached a rigid steel pipe. Before each project, CEMEX concrete pumping specialists routinely advise customers on ways to make their processes safer and, if necessary, provide technical equipment for this purpose. The steel pipe ensures optimum safety on the critical first section of the delivery pipeline.

For the third project, CEMEX produced high-performance concrete for a Berlin wastewater treatment plant. To satisfy the requirements of the municipal water supply company Berliner Wasserbetriebe, CEMEX supplied a special concrete with increased acid resistance that can withstand aggressive chemicals over a longer period, and which is suited to the construction of wastewater treatment plants.

Over the course of 2018, CEMEX provided around 220 m3 of high-performance concrete to build channel walls and channel covers within the sand trap building that was used for the wastewater treatment plant.

In Germany, CEMEX produces concretes with increased acid resistance in stationary plants, and delivers them as ready-mixed concrete to construction sites. The applications of these concretes include wastewater treatment plant construction, sewer construction (pipelines and shaft structures made of cast-in-place concrete and precast concrete parts), components in the area of the German Federal Water Resources Act, and power plant construction.

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