Transport

Railways, tramway lines, airports, ports and data centers are always on, 24/7, 365 days a year. You need to keep business running when renovating existing infrastructure or developing new networks. At Lafarge, we help you build efficient, durable and aesthetic transport infrastructure for goods, people and data. We work with you from the design phase and on an international scale to match our innovative materials to your needs, while guaranteeing the reliability of a true global leader.

 

Lafarge solutions for transport

 

Railways and train stations

At Lafarge we know what city and interurban trains, high-speed railways and tram lines demand as a guarantee from construction companies, contractors and transport operators:

  • Ensure train infrastructure availability over time,
  • Secure project planning and execution,
  • Meet aesthetic and public acceptance challenges.

 

At Lafarge, we develop a partnering approach at all phases of rail project development with solutions encompassing:

  • ballast aggregates orconcrete-based slippers and tracks
  • materials and services to develop the most passenger-friendly stations.

 

Through our safe, attentive and professional approach, Lafarge brings certainty to your railway and train station projects.

 

Airports

Airports' business model has changed. They are not only critical transport facilities:

  • airports have become veritable business-generating infrastructure with a wide variety of shopping and entertainment activities.
  • To be profitable, airports need to be open 24/7, attracting as many passengers as possible.

 

We develop a partner-focused approach at all phases ofairport project development. We have developed solutions including:

  • plane runways
  • aesthetic commercial buildings that featureinnovative façades based on our advanced Ductal® concrete.

 

We also guarantee a safe, responsive and professional approach from the cement industry leader.

 

Ports

As a construction company or port operator, when you build or retrofit a major maritime port, the key is to develop infrastructure that will respond to today's challenges and those of the next 100 years, while maintaining container movement during construction.

At Lafarge, we accompany you every step of the way, using our technological expertise to build customized port solutions that:

  • Ensure "Flowability" / continuation of delivery project planning and logistics;
  • Enable "constructability";
  • Provide time saving possibilities;
  • Offer reduction of traffic hindrance;
  • Ensure availability of material.

 

Through our worldwide trading and shipping activity, Lafarge manages over 1,500 maritime shipments per year with our own ships and chartered freight. We also supply materials such as specially-designed breakwater concrete blocks and advanced solutions for quay structures and rolling paths.

 

Through our safe, responsive and professional approach,Lafarge contributes to the certainty of your port development projects.

 

Bridges

For construction companies and local governments, building or renovating a bridge is not only about connecting cities. It means major financial investments and a lot of challenges to overcome during the construction or renovation process:

  • making the infrastructure available as quickly as possible,
  • building durable and resilient bridges that last,
  • making sure the project stays on-time and on-budget,
  • extending the lifetime of bridges.

 

At Lafarge, we can help you with your bridge infrastructure, from the design phase with the best materials solution for long-lasting bridges, including:

  • cement and concrete for pillars and bridge decks;
  • our Ultra high performance concrete (UHPC) Ductal® joint fill offer for repairs and lifetime extension;
  • the delivery of all our materials and solutions in remote and limited-access areas, thanks to our global reach and our optimized logistics services.

 

Through our safe, responsive and professional approach,Lafarge contributes to the certainty of your bridge construction projects.

 

Data centers

Transport is no longer about just people and goods; it is also about data transfer with data centers playing a critical role in the continually expanding information technology network

Keeping data centers running 24/7 and 365 days a year is vital to telecom operators and internet service specialists, but also for any company. As a result, when it comes to their construction, you have specific challenges and expectations including improved energy efficiencystrong resistance and resiliency as well as on-time completion

At Lafarge, we are committed to building better and more connected cities. As from the design phase of your project, we will put our technological expertise and know-how to your service. We are the right partner to build solutions that address specific Data Center needs.

  • We'll help you increase the speed and reduce the cost of construction, from the design phase of your project:
    • Our dedicated data center team is a key resource when you begin your mission-critical project
    • We'll help you optimizing your design with the best material selection.
    • We'll help you simplify the process through knowledge of the supply chain and our ability to provide a single bid for the entire concrete supply and installation.
    • Our materials and service solutions significantly reduce construction time and cost (Agilia® Technical Service Support and materials testing for durability and composition).
    • Our innovative products and services use advanced technology to enable you to gain time and save money throughout the construction process (Chronolia® and Agilia®, Licensing)

 

  • We'll help you enhancing, as from the design phase, the resiliency of your Data Centers:
    • Our materials and service solutions provide resistance to destructive forces (Ductal® and other ultra-high performance concretes)
    • We offer a wide selection of concrete, cement and aggregate products that deliver the levels of structural resiliency your project demands.