As a leader in the global building materials industry, we take pride in helping our clients find sustainable, positive solutions to megatrends like population growth and urbanization. Good building – especially of infrastructure – is key to helping societies absorb these trends and to ensure that the benefits are widely shared.
In Ecuador we are contributing on a number of fronts. Beginning near Guayaquil, its largest city, we have designed a range of concrete solutions to build the deep water port of Posorja. Posorja will give the country a state-of-the-art link to the world trade system – and with a depth of 16 meters, the port will enable sea trade even for today’s largest (‘Post Panamax’) vessels.
And in the capital city of Quito, we have poured another 512,000 cubic meters of concrete to create the city’s first metro system. This World Bank-sponsored project envisions a 22-kilometer rapid transit artery that will connect the city’s 1.6 million people – a number that has grown steadily and will continue to do so into the future.