Cemex introduces innovative lower carbon sprayed concrete for tunnelling

Global building materials supplier Cemex has enhanced its Vertua range of Urbanisation Solutions.
Concrete Plants, Equipment & Applications / April 3, 2023
By Liam McLoughlin
The new lower carbon sprayed concrete is suited for large-scale tunnelling projects
The new lower carbon sprayed concrete is suited for large-scale tunnelling projects

The range is an innovative new lower carbon sprayed concrete, available for supply in the UK now, suited for constructors of large-scale tunnelling projects who are looking to utilise more sustainable solutions. 

Cemex’s new product offers a reduction in embodied carbon of 23% compared to our previous sprayed concrete; The Bank Mix.

This new sprayed concrete, the latest launch from Cemex’s Urbanisations Solutions business, offers a more sustainable enhancement to its industry renowned “Bank Mix” Silo Sprayed concrete, which has previously been utilised on prestigious UK infrastructure builds such as the Northern Line, Bank Station upgrade, London Power Tunnels 2, Thames Tideway and many others. 

Michael May, Sales Manager for Cemex Mortars Europe, commented: “We believe the launch of this lower carbon sprayed concrete product, available now, will be valued by our customers working on significant infrastructure projects, where the use of more sustainable products is becoming increasingly important and even specified as a requirement in project tenders. 

“Our previous sprayed concrete was regarded by our customers as incredibly reliable and high performing so to significantly reduce its carbon content by 23% as a first step whilst maintaining its high performance is something we are very proud of. However we will not stand still; this new launch is just the latest stage in our roadmap to further large scale carbon reductions.”

Cemex’s climate action strategy, Future in Action, aims to lead the way in the construction industry and to constantly innovate and provide customers with a broad range of more sustainable solutions for the challenges of modern urbanisation. This new sprayed concrete product has joined Cemex’s portfolio of Vertua building solutions with enhanced sustainability attributes.

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