Holcim defers decision on NZ plant

Holcim defers decision on NZ plant
Published: 21 February 2011

A decision on building a cement plant at Weston near Oamaru, New Zealand has been further delayed.

Holcim New Zealand’s Swiss parent company is considering plans for the plant after it was given the go-ahead by the Environment Court in August 2009.

It was thought a decision would be made early this year.

However, Holcim New Zealand capital projects manager Ken Cowie said yesterday it was more likely to be known later in the year.

Holcim New Zealand team members working on the proposal were gathering further information requested by its Swiss bosses, he said.

The Holcim’s executive committee reviewed the proposal at its January meeting. The new plant would replace the existing plant at Westport that is more than 50 years old.