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CEMEX provide RCC for Mexican dam project

Bicentennial Dam

Company supplies more than 600,000 cubic meters of RCC for construction of Bicentennial Dam

CEMEX have applied their technological capabilities to supply concrete specially designed for the construction of the Presa Bicentenario (Bicentennial Dam), located in the state of Sonora, in north-west Mexico.

The dam, which has a storage capacity of 484 million cubic meters of water, aims to control the floods that affect the local community during the rainy season.

It is estimated that it contributes to the protection of approximately 11,000 homes in urban areas, 6,000 rural homes, 34,000ha of crops and 48,615ha of infrastructure.

‘We supplied more than 600,000 cubic meters of roller-compacted concrete, a concrete technology designed specifically for the construction of this type of dam,’ said Ricardo Naya, president of CEMEX Mexico.

‘During peak production, up to 2,000 cubic meters of concrete were placed in a single night, a challenge that meant keeping not only operational and auxiliary equipment ready, but also raw material logistics co-ordination for timely delivery.’

Part of CEMEX’s solution for the dam’s builders was to install two continuous mixing plants for the production of the RCC, which delivered more than 250 cubic meters per hour, as well as concrete dosing machines to meet the project’s unique requirements.

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