Cemex's lower carbon Vertua concrete used for Khalifa Port megaproject in Abu Dhabi

Cemex will provide over 200,000m3 of Vertua lower carbon concrete for the development of the topside infrastructure for the expansion of the Khalifa Port in the United Arab Emirates, part of AD Ports Group and one of the largest port infrastructure projects in the world.
Quarry Products / September 11, 2023
By Guy Woodford
Khalifa Port in the United Arab Emirates. Pic: Cemex

Strategically situated midway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai and serving 25 major shipping lines with direct links to over 70 international destinations, Khalifa Port is a 18.5 meters deep-water multipurpose port with a total of 10.6 kilometres of quay wall 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.


"Cemex is 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 & Asia. "Vertua is a family of sustainable products that meet our customer's needs with the highest quality standards, leveraging the latest technology and innovation."


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. Khalifa Port's sustainability agenda facilitated the choice of Vertua due to its capability of achieving up to 70% reduction in CO2 emissions without sacrificing performance.


Vertua has a specialised 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 optimisation.


Vertua is a part of Cemex's Future in Action program, 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.

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