Built to last
Mexico City’s new international airport will be the most sustainable in the world — and we are proud to support it. Our teams designed special concretes able to withstand aggressive sulfate and chloride conditions for 75 years, with a minimal environmental footprint. This project adds to the list of major airports we helped build, a list which already includes Jeddah International and Kuala Lumpur International.
We also have expertise in mining. In Canada’s Timmins mining camp, we are on-site at one of the worlds deepest underground mines where we’ve developed and continue to supply specialty backfill products to help increase mine output. LafargeHolcim has deployed such mine-specific solutions in more than forty mines across North America, Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific. In Algeria LafargeHolcim worked with contractors and local authorities to develop a range of solutions for road foundations and pavement. As a result we helped lower the cost and construction time of road projects and at the same time made them far more durable (enabling a typical lifespan of 15–20 years, as compared to 2–5 years for conventional road projects). These specific road solutions are now available in more than twenty countries.