Ecocem launches second UK import terminal

Ecocem launches second UK import terminal
20 June 2017

Ecocem Ireland has increased its export capacity with the launch of its second UK-based bulk import terminal at Sheerness in the Port of Medway.

Ecocem launches second UK import terminal

involving an investment of GBP2.5m

The import terminal which represents a GBP2.5m (EUR2.8m) investment has been developed in partnership with Peel Ports, to help Ecocem capitalise on the potential to supply the London/south east construction market, the company said in a statement.

Its first UK bulk import facility in Runcorn opened in early 2016 and the launch at Sheerness will allow it to supply a further 250,000t of low-carbon cement alternative per annum.

This is part of the overall Ecocem Materials Strategy to develop export markets from its existing facilities in Ireland, Holland and France, the company added.

Micheál McKittrick, Managing Director of Ecocem Ireland commented: “Our second investment in the UK in a state-of-the-art import facility demonstrates to the market the need for the low carbon cement alternative and the growing demand from the UK construction industry. 

“We have already engaged in long term agreements with major concrete manufacturers in the UK and will continue to build momentum in the coming months”.

Andrew Martin – Group Land & Property Directory of Peel Ports added: “We are delighted to be working with the Ecocem team to enable and support their entry into the UK market.

“We have been able to provide a multi-site solution that will accelerate the delivery of product as close as possible to the areas of consumption."

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