Cemex to supply sustainable lower-carbon concrete for port megaproject in Abu Dhabi
CEMEX are to provide more than 200,000m3 of Vertua lower-carbon concrete for the development of the topside infrastructure for the expansion of Khalifa Port in the United Arab Emirates, part of AD Ports Group and one of the largest port infrastructure projects in the world.
Strategically situated midway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai and serving 25 major shipping lines with direct links to more than 70 international destinations, Khalifa Port is a deep-water, multi-purpose facility with 10.6km of quayside that includes two container terminals, a large general cargo and dry bulk facility, a logistics port, a liquid bulk terminal, and a roll-on roll-off terminal.
Since its inauguration in 2012, Khalifa Port’s top-tier technology and infrastructure has ensured its position as of one the world’s fastest-growing ports on one of the most important global trade routes. The port’s sustainability agenda facilitated the choice of Vertua owing to its capability to achieve up to a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions without sacrificing performance.
‘Cemex are proud to contribute to the reduction of the carbon footprint of major projects around the world,’ said Sergio Menéndez, president of Cemex Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia. ‘Vertua is a family of sustainable products that meets our customer’s needs with the highest quality standards, leveraging the latest technology and innovation.’
Comprising a specialized portfolio of sustainable, high-quality construction products designed to contribute to a significant positive impact on the planet, Vertua helps builders tailor their projects’ sustainable characteristics through its five specific and measurable attributes: lower carbon emissions, energy efficiency, water conservation, use of recycled materials, and design optimization.
Vertua is a part of Cemex’s Future in Action programme, which focuses on achieving sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resource management with the primary objective of becoming a net-zero CO2 company by 2050.