CEMEX Rebuilds Jamaica Airport

The project is set to complete in less than six months and will extend the lifespan of the taxiway at the Sangster International Airport up to 20 years. Photo credit: Loop

MONTERREY, Mexico- CEMEX announced today that it led an international team of specialists in charge of renovating 35,000m2 of taxiways for the International Sangster Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the main point of entry to this country.

To ensure the quality and durability of the new roads, CEMEX mobilized from Mexico a specialized team, a concrete plant, supplies that weren’t available in the area, and a next-generation paver to place 22,500m3 of concrete. These actions guaranteed not only the timely completion of the project, but also the highest quality of the final product.

"The aircrafts stop and make strong turns from standing still; this produces rubbish that might cause accidents and increases the frequency of maintenance,” said Rubén Hernando Ceña, Project Manager of INECO, the company in charge of project supervision. "Concrete is a solution for safety improvement, reduces the risk of aircraft damage due to the irregularities of old pavement,” he added.

With the equipment on site, CEMEX Mexico’s 30 specialists in pavement, maintenance, topography, quality, management, and control worked to complete the project without interrupting the airport’s operations. "The CEMEX team collaborated with the airport’s authorities to produce high resistance concrete and execute the project without affecting air traffic," explained Alejandro Vares, Infrastructure and Government Vice President of CEMEX Mexico.

With the project completed in less than six months, the new taxiway’s lifespan will extend up to 20 years; a change that will reduce maintenance frequency and benefit the airport’s 4.5 million annual users. "CEMEX added the value-added quality that is expected of a great global company," said Rubén Hernando Ceña.

This is an international project led by a Mexican team from CEMEX in collaboration with CEMEX Jamaica and Caribbean Cement, CEMEX’s local subsidiaries, and local builder S&G Road Surfacing Materials LTD. Through its participation in the renovation of international communication routes from different countries, CEMEX enables easier, safer, on-time arrivals and departures for Jamaicans and their visitors. CEMEX further demonstrates its leadership capacity for project solutions across any geography.

CEMEX’s cement and concrete technology centers are part of the collaborative research and development network led by CEMEX Research Group AG, headquartered in Switzerland.

CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable service 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. For more information, please visit: www.cemex.com

Business Wire
Published Date: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019