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Cemex provides concrete for Moselle Lock Expansion in Germany

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World Cement,

10 locks on the Moselle River in Germany have been gradually expanded with a second chamber between 2014 and 2017, following over 50 years of continuous operation. To ensure uninterrupted casting, Cemex Germany supplied almost 60 000 m3 of concrete, using a mobile mixing plant that was located 500 m from the job site.

The mobile plant’s 3 m3 twin shaft mixer achieved a production capacity of approximately 100 m3/hr. Operating according to the highest quality standards, this high-performance mobile onsite mixing plant can be quickly and easily erected, delivering customized, cost-effective concrete for large construction sites woth substantial concrete demand.

The expansion of the chamber lock on the Moselle River in Germany will facilitate the flow of vessel traffic, with over 10 000 cargo-carrying vessels passing through per year and freight transport extended to increase to almost 17 million t by 2025.

Thanks to this additional chamber, the waterway and shipping offices of Trier and Koblenz, Germany, should be able to perform future scheduled and unscheduled repairs without interrupting the river’s traffic.

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