In this case, CEMEX, a leading company in the construction materials industry, will be the supplier of more than 97,000 cubic meters of Vertua®?, as the flagship material of the concrete family low in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.), La Gloria- Required for the construction of a 34.5 kilometer section of the Columbia Highway.
A road that accelerates connectivity is a road that will provide greater driving comfort, as the pavement emits less noise when driving, and greater fluidity and ease of transportation for goods and light vehicles traveling to the Columbia Bridge in Nuevo León. allows security.
It is a state highway built under the auspices of the government of Nuevo León, and was planned for a total of 107 km, of which 97 were made of concrete, which allowed it to expand its durability margin and reduce the possibility of accidents. allow to reduce.
The added value of the manufacturing process is the contribution to sustainability and the care of the environment. Replacement of traditional concrete with Vertua® concrete? For the construction of the highway, it will prevent the emission of more than 18 thousand tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
This measure to reduce environmental risks allows for the equivalent of CO2 mitigation for more than 300,000 trees to be planted and grown over a 10-year period, or more than 1,400,000 cars from being driven a day.
Ecological concrete is one of the processes that reinforces the company’s sustainability pillars through Futuro en Acción, a CEMEX program that enables excellence in sustainability through climate action, cyclicality and the conservation of natural resources. Company with the aim of becoming a zero emission.
Alejandro Verres, Vice President of Infrastructure and Government of CEMEX Mexico, said, “Virtua®? continues to lead the new era of sustainable construction in tasks of great relevance, in this case, to trade and transit in North America ”
He noted that one of the main challenges of the project was the qualification of plants specifically dedicated to the production of concrete for the highway, due to its distance from Monterrey, the closest metropolis to the construction site.
The first phase of work is expected to be completed by next March and the entire project will be completed by the end of this year.