LafargeHolcim’s local subsidiary has signed a contract with CHEC, the Harbour Engineering Company of CCCC (China Communication Construction Company), which was awarded the contract for the initial phase of the port’s infrastructure construction. During this phase, which is expected to complete in 2019, Holcim Ecuador will supply cement for the piles and the precast quays. The bespoke cement solution developed by Holcim Ecuador combines high compressive strength and high resistance to sulfate which guarantees durability and resistance to seawater.
Nicolas Swetchine, Group Head of Infrastructure Markets and International Key Account Management said: “Today our clients can rely on our port specialists and our technical laboratories to identify the right cement for each application. This gives us the ability to deliver tailored solutions and create durable and sustainable port infrastructure, serving our partners worldwide.”
More than 30 port projects in 20 countries
LafargeHolcim’s global R&D center in Lyon/France as well as the Group’s laboratories around the world have developed a wide range of solutions and services to support each application needed for port infrastructure projects. With tailor-made solutions for pavements, quays, shore protection and breakwaters, as well as technical and logistic support, LafargeHolcim’s teams are able to handle the most challenging projects.
LafargeHolcim has participated in more than 30 port projects in 20 countries, supplying special cement and concrete solutions for the new terminal of Rijeka port in Croatia and unique fast-hardening concretes for Kuantan port in Malaysia. In Germany, LafargeHolcim supplied environmentally friendly cement for the construction of JadeWeserPort in Wilhelmshaven, the country’s only deep-water port. In Australia, LafargeHolcim participated in the construction of the Gorgon liquefied natural gas facility by providing challenging concrete mix designs as well as a number of services such as an on-site laboratory and on-site batching plants.