The world’s largest cement terminal

Published 16 December 2019

With its recent expansion of a 70,000t dome, Beton Provincial’s terminal in Québec, Canada, has become the largest single-user cement terminal in the world. Thanks to its 180,000t of storage capacity it receives cement from two suppliers in the Mediterranean in Supramax vessels, a third domestic supply by self-discharging cement carriers, as well as GGBS and fly ash. The terminal’s size and capabilities make it an exceptional facility. By Ad Ligthart and Marcia Ligthart, Cement Distribution Consultants, The Netherlands.

A Supramax bulk carrier with 50,000t of cement is being discharged by the barge-mounted ship unloader conveying

the cement to the dome via two pipelines. On the opposite side of the port the large flat storage facility can be seen

Beton Provincial is the largest ready-mix and precast concrete producer in east Canada. It has more than 85 ready-mix plants, five precast product plants, 500 truck mixers and its own quarries. The family-owned company dates back to 1960.

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