The Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) won first place in the International Infrastructure category of the Premio Obras CEMEX 2022 or the CEMEX Building Award 2022, announced during ceremonies held at the Hyatt Regency Polanco in Mexico City recently.
CCLEX, currently the longest bridge in the country at 8.9 kilometers, was built by the Cebu Cordova Link joint venture made up of Spanish company Acciona Construccion, SA and Philippine companies First Balfour and DMCI. CCLEX connects mainland Cebu from Cebu City to Cordova City on Mactan Island.
“Thank you very much for this appointment; we are very proud of this award, especially for the Filipino people. On behalf of the contractors, Cebu Link Joint Venture, in particular Acciona, DMCI and First Belfour, thank you very much,” said Engineer Benjamin Dublin, Cebu Link Joint Venture Acting Project Manager, as he accepted the award.
“We would also like to thank CEMEX Philippines for helping us through thick and thin for the successful project, as well as the organizers, CEMEX Board of Directors; thank you so much,” Dublin added.
The CEMEX Building Award is an initiative created and organized by CEMEX to reward the best architectural and construction work in the world, including the people who make this work possible, such as architects, engineers, investors and builders. . It is one of the most recognized awards in the construction industry, as it encourages creativity, sustainability and innovation.
“The CEMEX Building Award is an opportunity to stay close to our customers and provide a space to showcase the best in construction globally,” said Fernando González, CEO of CEMEX. “It is a recognition of the significant contribution of these projects to building a better future through innovation and sustainability in construction.”
CEMEX Philippines, through its subsidiary APO Cement Corporation, was CCLEX’s exclusive cement supplier.
“This recognition is a tribute to CLJV’s excellent construction and design processes, and we are proud to be the primary cement supplier and partner in this historic project that creates value for present and future generations,” said Luis Franco, President of CEMEX Philippines. .
“We look forward to continuing to promote the best and most sustainable projects through the exchange of creative ideas and construction innovations aimed at building a better and more sustainable future,” added Franco.
Premio Obras 2022 received 394 projects in its Mexican edition, of which 21 works were recognized in their respective categories and special prizes. For the international edition, the jury selected 26 finalist projects from 11 countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Spain, Philippines, France, Jamaica, Mexico, Montenegro, Panama and Poland. The jury for this edition was made up of renowned architects and engineers from six countries: Colombia, the United States, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The judges evaluated the projects for their construction and architectural processes and solutions, as well as the incorporation of sustainable attributes and value creation.