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The 11.5 hectare wind turbine plant in Cherbourg
The building materials giant has participated in the construction of the main French plant of Danish firm LM Wind Power. The plant is dedicated to producing what are claimed to be the longest (107 metres) wind turbine blades in the world.
CEMEX supplied materials and tailored logistics operations for the project which features technology to reduce energy generation costs and supply renewable energy to wind farms both in France and across Europe.
LM Wind Power’s main French plant in Cherbourg covers 11.5-hectare, equivalent to almost two times the area of the Stade de France, the largest stadium in France. Located on relatively harsh terrain, the site required a special CEMEX concrete-mix for its foundation, which was supplied through 800 mixer trucks, as well as CEMEX’s self-compacting concrete for the rising of the over 20-metre high walls of the production building.
“We are very proud to participate in LM Wind Power’s main plant construction, an exceptional project with an important role in sustainable development,” said Franck Amourette, cluster director Basse-Normandie for CEMEX in France. “With a considerable extension and featuring the latest technology, this project allowed us to provide all our suite of services: from high-quality products to tailored logistics assessment.”