More than 'just' a new plant

Published 17 May 2017

Cement distribution at the new Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant of McInnis Cement in Canada has been designed with the environment in mind. Distribution by sea to one of the plant’s four terminals replaces a considerable amount of truck runs. By Jim Braselton and Mark Newhart, McInnis Cement, Canada.

The McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons is the first new North American cement plant

built to serve the eastern portion of the continent in more than 50 years

Construction of the first new North American cement plant in more than 50 years to serve the eastern part of the continent is now complete. Located in Port-Daniel-Gascons (PDG) on the eastern shores of Quebec Province, the plant is initially expected to produce up to 2.3Mta of cement, increasing to up to 2.5Mta as processes are optimised. The new plant features a variety of cutting-edge technologies related to energy consumption, pollution control and materials handling, which are expected to make the new facility one of the most environmentally friendly cement manufacturing plants on the continent (see ICR, August 2015).

But it is not just in the production of cement that McInnis expects to minimise its environmental impact. To further reduce its environmental footprint, significant attention has been paid to the manner in which the cement will be delivered to concrete manufacturers.

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