The Aquarium Mar de Cortés will exhibit both local marine flora and fauna as well as marine ecosystems beyond México. With a main tank displacing 5 million liters (1.32 million gallons) and numerous smaller tanks and open pools, it is set to be the largest aquarium in Latin America and one of the largest in the world.
The total volume of concrete required to construct the aquarium was about 28,000 m3 (33,500 cubic yards). CEMEX Concretos, a Penetron partner, supplied two special types of concrete for the project’s tanks and pools. PENETRON ADMIX was added to the DURAMAX concrete mix to provide self-healing, low permeability properties to the mix. APARENTIA is an architectural concrete that eliminates the need for any coatings to greatly reduce future maintenance; was also treated with PENETRON ADMIX for enhanced durability and waterproofing properties.
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