Cemex provides lower-carbon concrete for sustainable airport terminal in Mexico

Cemex is supplying Vertua lower-carbon concrete to construct Terminal 2 at Puerto Vallarta International Airport, which aims to be one of the most sustainable terminal buildings in Latin America.
Quarry Products / November 28, 2023
By Guy Woodford
Cemex's Vertua lower-carbon concrete is helping to build Terminal 2 at Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Pic: Cemex

The new 68,000m2 terminal at the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Jalisco state-based airport, is planned to be one of the most efficient in terms of sustainability, aiming to obtain LEED certification and minimise the carbon emissions associated with the construction process. Cemex contributes over 85,000m3 of Vertua lower-carbon concrete, which will avoid the emission of 16,000 tons of CO2 compared to traditional concretes.


"Puerto Vallarta's International Airport serves as a new window to showcase the best of Mexico to the world, and we are proud to be part of this large-scale project that aims to enhance tourism," said Ricardo Naya, President of Cemex Mexico. "Not only are we providing high-quality building materials, but we are also helping lower the project's carbon footprint with our more sustainable solutions."

A graphic impression of how Puerto Vallarta International Airport's Terminal 2 will look. Pic: Cemex


The project seeks to create a more sustainable air terminal through several strategies. These actions include the use of more efficient building materials, installing solar panels on the roof of the terminal, which will lower energy consumption by 40%, and reducing water consumption by 35%.


Transportation infrastructure is a global priority in an increasingly interconnected world. Airports are key for enhanced tourism and economic growth. By focusing on sustainability in constructing, expanding, and restoring airports, society can reap these benefits while minimising their environmental footprint. Cemex provides several solutions to aid in this effort.


These solutions include Vertua, a family of high-quality construction products designed to impact the planet positively. Vertua seeks to allow builders to tailor their projects' sustainable characteristics through its five specific and measurable attributes: lower carbon, energy efficiency, water conservation, recycled materials, and design optimisation.


Vertua is a part of Cemex's Future in Action program, which focuses on achieving sustainable excellence through climate action, circularity, and natural resources.

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