CEMEX's Low-Carbon Cement Aids Renew. Energy Projects
CEMEX, a building materials company, announced that it is supplying its low-carbon Vertua cement for three renewable energy projects in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The projects consist of wind farms and a hydropower plant.
The use of Vertua cement in renewable energy projects not only provides clean energy but also helps reduce their carbon footprint. Vertua is a line of sustainable products made by CEMEX. These products use cutting-edge technology to help clients meet their building goals in a way that is good for the environment.
“We are proud to support the renewable energy transition with our Vertua family of products,” said Sergio Menéndez, President of CEMEX Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia. “CEMEX is constantly innovating building solutions to enable its customers to be at the forefront of a lower carbon and circular construction industry.”
The Ivovik wind farm in Bosnia and Herzegovina is the country's biggest investment in renewable energy. It has 20 wind turbines that can power more than 100,000 homes. CEMEX is supplying its low-carbon Vertua Ultra cement for the concrete foundations of the turbines. This is expected to result in a reduction of 240,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. So far, 10 out of 20 foundations have been finished.
CEMEX is supplying Vertua Plus cement for the two wind farm projects near Obrovac in Croatia, which consist of 25 wind turbines in total. This cement is being used for the concrete foundations for the turbines.
For the Dabar hydropower project in eastern Herzegovina, CEMEX is providing its low-carbon Vertua cement for the hydro tunnel. In 2022, 21,000 tonnes of cement were supplied to produce concrete for the tunnel lining using special steel formwork.
Vertua is a specialised portfolio of sustainable construction products with significant environmental benefits due to its five attributes: lower carbon, energy efficiency, water conservation, use of recycled materials, and optimised design. This allows customers to customise the sustainability characteristics of their projects according to their specific needs.