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CEMEX provides 150,000 tons of custom-made cement for largest road infrastructure project in Costa Rica

Date published: October 29, 2013

CEMEX is supplying 150,000 metric tons of cement for the construction and expansion of a four-lane, 50 km stretch of highway that connects Cañas to Liberia in the Guanacaste province, a crucial route for Costa Rica’s Pacific Corridor. The project, which also includes 18 bridges, is expected to reach completion in 2015.

CEMEX cement for the Costa Rica’s Pacific Corredor

Guanacaste is the country’s largest province and a hub for tourism. This project is expected to have a strong effect on regional and national development as it helps to increase tourism and the country’s competitiveness in transportation infrastructure.

“We are very proud to be able to collaborate in projects that seek to have a significant impact on the growth and prosperity of Costa Rica,” says Roberto Pongutá, CEMEX Country Manager in Costa Rica. “By providing innovative world-class building solutions, we truly hope to help build a better future for the people of Costa Rica.”

CEMEX’s Colorado de Abangares plant in Guanacaste is producing custom-made cement for the highway’s contractor, Constructora FCC. The cement is especially engineered to have higher resistance and is fortified with puzolana, reducing heat island effect and helping to avoid cracking by contraction.

CEMEX is the world’s leader in cement-based pavement solutions. Since 2010, the company has built over 33 million square meters of pavements, the equivalent of a two-lane road from New York to San Francisco.

CEMEX cement for the Costa Rica’s Pacific Corredor

Cement or concrete pavements, compared to those built with asphalt, offer many benefits including greater durability, reduced life cycle costs, reduced temperature, and increased road safety. Due to its rigidity, concrete paving offers significantly less resistance for a vehicle's wheels to roll. Consequently, concrete paving requires lower fuel consumption for vehicles traveling faster than 30 km/h, compared to a flexible pavement such as asphalt.

For more information about CEMEX’s paving solutions, visit: http://www.cemex.com/ProductsServices/Pavements.aspx

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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