CEMEX rebuilds Jamaica Airport
Published by Lucy Stewardson,
CEMEX has announced that it led an international team of specialists in renovating 35 000 m2 of taxiways for the International Sangster Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The airport is the main point of entry into the country.
In order to ensure the quality and durability of the new roads, CEMEX mobilised a specialised team, a concrete plant, supplies that were not available in the area, and a next-generation paver to place 22 500 m3 of concrete. All of these aspects were mobilised from Mexico. These actions guaranteed both the timely completion of the project and the high quality of the final product.
With the equipment onsite, CEMEX Mexico’s 30 specialists in pavement, maintenance, topography, quality, management, and control worked to compete the project without interrupting the operations of the airport.
The project was completed in less than six months and it is expected that the new taxiway will have a lifetime extending up to 20 years. This is a change that will reduce maintenance frequency and benefit the airport’s 4.5 million annual users.
The international team was led by a Mexican team from CEMEX, in collaboration with CEMEX Jamaica and Caribbean Cement, the company’s local subsidiaries, as well as local builder S&G Road Surfacing Materials Ltd. With its participation in the renovation of international communication routes from different countries, the company has helped easier, safer, on-time arrivals and departures for Jamaicans and their visitors. The company has stated that it has further demonstrated its leadership capacity for project solutions across different geography.
The company’s cement and concrete technology centres are part of the collaborative R&D network led by the CEMEX Research Group AG, which is headquartered in Switzerland.
“The aircrafts stop and make strong turns from standing still; this produces rubbish that might cause accidents and increases the frequency of maintenance,” said Rubén Hernando Ceña, Project Manager of INECO, the company in charge of project supervision. “Concrete is a solution for safety improvement, reducing the risk of aircraft damage due to the irregularities of old pavement. CEMEX added the value-added quality that is expected of a great global company.”
“The CEMEX team collaborated with the airport’s authorities to produce high resistance concrete and execute the project without affecting air traffic,” said Alejandro Vares, Infrastructure and Government Vice President of CEMEX Mexico.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/15022019/cemex-rebuilds-jamaica-airport/
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