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Breedon disposes of 14 assets to Tillicoultry Quarries for GBP12.2m

09 November 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group Plc is pleased to announce that it has agreed the disposal of certain assets to Tillicoultry Quarries Ltd for GBP12.2m on a cash and debt-free basis.     The 14 sites to be divested include 10 ready-mixed concrete plants and an asphalt plant and associated aggregates depot in England, and two quarries and a cement terminal in Leith, Scotland. The earnings of the assets being disposed of are not material to the Breedon Group.     Breedon is divesting these assets at the di...

GB sales of heavy-side building materials slump in 2Q20

04 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The latest statistics released by the Mineral Products Association (MPA) show that sales of heavy-side building materials, including aggregates, ready-mix concrete (RMC), asphalt and mortar saw unprecedented declines during the 2Q20. Aggregates sales volumes were 38 per cent lower, RMC 39 per cent and asphalt 28 per cent on a quarterly basis. The swift closure of housebuilding sites as the lockdown was announced in March resulted in the mortar market suffering an even sharper fall in deman...

Cemex to help take FastCarb to the industrial level

17 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex is participating in the IREX-administered FastCarb project that will capture CO 2 in concrete, which is then used in aggregate. The scheme will improve the quality of this type of recycled aggregate by plugging the porosity and leading to a greater understanding of the accelerated carbonisation mechanism for recycled concrete aggregates. Started in 2016, FastCarb works to design and implement an accelerated carbonisation process at pre-industrial scale to store CO 2 in recycled conc...

Cemex Ventures to recycle plastic to produce concrete and aggregates via Arqlite

01 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex Ventures is investing in US-based Arqlite SPC, a start-up that produces light recycled aggregates from plastic waste. The product benefits from a low CO 2 footprint and a greater durability for drainage, precast and lightweight concrete systems for non-structural use. Arqlite SPC began its research and development process in Argentina in 2016. It has developed an innovative technology that allows most of the plastic waste to be recycled instead of disposal at a landfill or polluting...

MPA calls for reform of mineral planning system

15 June 2020, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published a policy paper calling for reform of the mineral planning system to ensure future supply to support housing and infrastructure construction, manufacturing and other key strategic sectors of the UK economy. Coming ahead of the UK Government's anticipated Planning White Paper, the MPA paper highlights the essential role of mineral products and the fundamental importance of the planning system for ensuring supply as the economy recovers. Sur...

Votorantim sells Canadian quarry to Sunrock Group

12 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Votorantim Cimentos' North American business unit, St Mary's Cement, has sold an existing quarry with 1400 acres of high-quality aggregate reserves located in Burnt River, Ontario, Canada, to The Sunrock Group, a privately-held construction materials supplier headquartered in Raleigh, NC, USA. According to Bryan Pfohl, the Sunrock Group’s chairman and CEO: "The Sunrock Group is looking forward to building a strong Canadian company in the Greater Toronto Area that is poised to supply high qu...

Cemex's Lloseta cement plant to become an aggregates facility

03 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex's closed cement plant in Lloseta, in Mallorca, Spain, has been passed by the Balearic Environment Commission to be adapted into an aggregates plant. Proposals for the site had been invited in May 2019, when the government made the site a Strategic Industrial Project. The best option has been to keep the Can Negret quarry operating and to grant approval for a new aggregates plant on the former cement plant site. Cemex has a licence to mine the quarry until 2072. The new facility is ex...

Cancelled: GAIN 2020

21 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The Global Aggregates Information Network (GAIN) meeting, originally due to take place between 8-11 November 2020, has now been cancelled. Visit: www.Gain.ie

Rock solid contribution

12 November 2019, Published under Cement News

With limestone, dolomite and gabbro deposits totalling a combined production of over 80Mta and reserves of over 4.5bnt, Stevin Rock is a key global producer of crushed rock. Its quarries in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) supply in a sustainable way a wide range of products to a multitude of customers across the world. By Stevin Rock, UAE. Stevin Rock’s Khor Khuwair quarry has a production capacity of over 60Mta Together with its sister company RAK Rock, Stevin Rock is one of the...

LafargeHolcim's takeover of Somaco to be investigated

27 August 2019, Published under Cement News

Romania's competition authority is to analyse LafargeHolcim's acquisition of Romanian precast concrete producer Somaco. LafargeHolcim had signed an agreement in July with Romanian-based Oresa for the acquisition of Somaco.  LafargeHolcim wants to develop its ready-mix and aggregates business in Romania and Somaco owns five precast concrete plants and one aerated block company. Somaco reported net sales of EUR56m in 2018. If the Competition Council is satisfied that the multinational...