MONTERREY, Mexico-- Sept. 11, 2006--CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE: CX) announced today plans to construct a new grinding and blending facility for the manufacturing of blended cements in the UK, at the Port of Tilbury near London.
This facility, which would have an annual capacity of 1.2 million tonnes, represents a US$49 million (GBP 27 million) investment and could become operational during the first half of 2008.
The primary product manufactured on-site would be CEM3 - a blend of traditional cement (Ordinary Portland Cement) and slag - which gives improved workability in unhardened concrete and helps to improve the long-term durability of concrete structures that are subjected to aggressive environments.
The Tilbury facility is part of CEMEX's wider commitment to sustainable development and could reduce CO2 emissions by 50% for each tonne of blended cement produced, saving a total of 600,000 tonnes per annum.
The new mill would be well placed to help meet demand for the cement required for new developments in the region and the sustainable construction challenges of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
CEMEX is a growing global building solutions company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world. Commemorating its 100th anniversary in 2006, the company has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through its efforts to pursue innovative industry solutions and efficiency advancements and to promote a sustainable future. For more information, visit www.cemex.com
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