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Concrete success for CEMEX Go


Digital platform and app facilitate 660 cubic metre pour in 11 hours for Avonmouth wind turbine scheme

CEMEX recently completed a complicated 660 cubic metre concrete pour for the base of a new wind turbine in just 11 hours thanks to the complete visibility afforded by the company’s app and digital platform CEMEX Go.

The ready-mixed concrete was supplied by three plants to Knights Brown, who are leading the development located in Avonmouth, Bristol. Placing the order through CEMEX Go ensured the pour could be planned early and the customer kept informed throughout every stage of the process, including throughout the day as loads were batched.

Smooth planning and facilitation were vital for such a multifaceted job, as Richard Grant, site manager for Knights Brown, explained: ‘The wind turbine base was a bit unusual as it was cast entirely above ground and is located within a busy 24-hour-a-day wine processing plant.'

The C50 concrete mix design was also out of the ordinary with the inclusion of fibres and admixtures.

‘The 660 cubic metre concrete pour was well planned out and executed. It went even better than we anticipated as we were able to supply two concrete pumps with more than100 deliveries in a under 10 hours,’ continued Mr Grant.

‘The wine processing plant remained fully functional with minimum disruption throughout the day. The end clients on this project were very impressed with the professionalism of all of those involved.’

CEMEX Go utilizes the latest digital-industrial technology available through desktops and mobile devices to allow customers to place orders, track shipments, manage invoices and make payments for CEMEX’s building products, including bagged and bulk cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. Customers can access their account at any time and the information is delivered in real time.

Sam Ryan, area commercial manager for the South West and Wales, commented: ‘The speed and quality of the pour provided for this job in Avonmouth demonstrates what can be achieved with the latest digital technologies when combined with a dedicated team.

‘CEMEX Go is an industry-leading platform and allows us to do more unusual jobs like this with ease, while great teamwork, planning and collaboration between the operations, technical, shipping and supply chain at CEMEX meant this complex mix with numerous admixtures went smoothly.’

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