CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) announced today that it was the sole supplier of cement for the construction of the longest bridge in the Philippines. CEMEX supplied nearly 70,000 metric tons of cement for the construction of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (“CCLEX”), a milestone project for the country.
CCLEX connects Cebu City to the municipality of Cordova on Mactan Island and spans a total of 8.9 kilometers standing on twin tower pylons reaching 145 meters in height. The bridge, which opened to traffic in 2022, is expected to provide a safer and more efficient route for approximately 50,000 vehicles every day, seeking to improve the quality of life for residents of the area.
“CEMEX has been a proud contributor to the development of the Philippines for over a century, and our participation in CCLEX is further proof of our commitment to the country,” said Luis Franco, President of CEMEX in the Philippines. “Projects such as this modernize the country and foster the wellbeing of its residents. Improving the quality of life of the citizens of our communities sits at the core of our purpose: to build a better future.”
In the Philippines, CEMEX partners with over 20 public and private entities to support waste management efforts, using waste that would otherwise go to municipal landfills or water systems as an alternative to fossil fuels at its cement plants. Its Solid cement plant was recently recognized with the Award in Exemplary Operations in Small Scale Waste-to-Energy Operations by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. At its APO cement plant, CEMEX recently commissioned a 4.5 MW heat recovery facility that converts excess heat from the cement production process and converts it to electricity.
These efforts align with CEMEX’s Future in Action program, designed to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. By 2030, the company expects to reduce its carbon footprint in cement production globally by 40%.
CEMEX (NYSE: CX) is a global construction materials company that is building a better future through sustainable products and solutions. CEMEX is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development. CEMEX is at the forefront of the circular economy in the construction value chain and is pioneering ways to increase the use of waste and residues as alternative raw materials and fuels in its operations with the use of new technologies. CEMEX offers cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and urbanization solutions in growing markets around the world, powered by a multinational workforce focused on providing a superior customer experience, enabled by digital technologies. For more information, please visit: cemex.com.