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CEMEX provides custom-made building solutions for London sewage system

Date published: June 11, 2013

CEMEX is providing custom ready-mix concrete and its industry-leading logistical expertise for one of the five shafts for the Thames Water Lee Tunnel project in Beckton, Greater London. The pour was one of the longest continual slipform pours in Europe, spanning 29 uninterrupted days.


CEMEX provides custom-made building solutions for London sewage system

The Lee sewage tunnel is first of two tunnels which will capture an average of 39 million tons of London’s sewage and by itself prevent more than 16 million tons of sewage mixed with rainwater overflowing into the River Lee each year.

Three cranes were used to deliver 11,000 cubic meters of concrete to three skips to pour into the 80 meter deep shaft. The concrete was designed specifically for this project’s demanding requirements and also contained 500 tons of steel fiber as reinforcement. CEMEX provided the materials for contractor, MVB, a joint venture partnership between Morgan Sindall, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche.

CEMEX provides custom-made building solutions for London sewage system

“This was a tremendous achievement with nine concrete mixes of different levels of retardation supplied on a regular and continuous basis to form an integral part of this vital structure. The materials have been developed using the latest technology and challenge our expertise, to ensure that we can meet the structural requirements of the tunnel. Such developments are key to helping to build a greater Britain,” said Chris Leese, CEMEX in the UK Vice President of Readymix and Mortars.

CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable services to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future.

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