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Cemex to end fossil fuel use at Rugby plant

10 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex is investing US$25m in a new fuel system at Rugby Cement plant in the UK as part of its ‘Future in Action’ programme to achieve carbon neutrality. The new system uses green hydrogen and will have the capability to operate at 100 per cent with alternative fuels. The system will be fully operational in June 2021. The project is part of a US$100m investment programme in the UK towards reducing CO 2 emissions from European operations by 35 per cent from 1990 levels. "We believe t...

Cemex UK to supply Thames Tideway Tunnel

22 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK is supplying more than 40,000t of a lining sprayed concrete for the Thames Tideway Tunnel project. The 25km tunnel is the biggest undertaken by UK water.  The new tunnel will intercept, store and transfer sewage water away from the Rover Thames. the tunnel will start from Acton and Cemex is supplying its lining spray concrete for the shafts and launch tunnels in the 12.5km, central part of the tunnel. This section is being constructed by Ferrovial Construction and Laing O'Rourke....

Cemex UK invests in packaging technology

13 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Cemex has confirmed an investment of over GBP5m into two new plastic packing lines for packed cement at its Rugby Cement plant.  This will significantly increase its capacity for producing packed cement and allow the business to provide long term surety of supply to its customers, said Cemex UK. Since Cemex entered the plastic packed cement market in 2011, it has seen demand greatly increase YoY, and this investment will enable the company to meet existing and future customer requiremen...

Breedon's asset disposal to complete shortly

01 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has now accepted Breedon Group’s undertakings to dispose of certain assets to Tillicoultry Quarries. The company made the move to address the CMA’s concerns that its purchase of certain assets from Cemex UK may lessen competition in certain areas. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, Breedon confirmed that it now expects the disposal of assets to Tillicoultry Quarries to complete shortly.

Breedon welcomes CMA announcement on Cemex asset acquisitions

10 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Breedon welcomes today's announcement from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) that it has reasonable grounds for believing that the undertakings offered by Breedon in connection with its completed acquisition of certain assets and operations from Cemex, or a modified version of them, might be acceptable. These undertakings will require the divestment of a small number of ready-mixed concrete plants and an asphalt plant in England, as well as two quarries and a cement terminal in S...

Cemex confirms decision to close Ferriby plant

15 July 2020, Published under Cement News

Following consultations with employee representatives and Unite the Union, Cemex has confirmed that it will be mothballing its South Ferriby plant in north Lincolnshire, UK. Approximately 110 employees who are currently based at the plant will be affected, with the majority of redundancies said to be taking place in July, according to a statement. However, customers will continue to be supplied from the company’s existing cement network. "Cemex remains committed to the UK and its Europe...

Cemex UK to mothball South Ferriby plant in 3Q20

13 May 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK has announced a proposed mothballing of the South Ferriby plant during the 3Q20. It is anticipated that the proposal may result in redundancies of all the employees currently based at the South Ferriby Cement plant. The current cement drivers based at South Ferriby are not immediately impacted, but the intention is to review the optimal haulage provision. Cemex will shortly commence a process of collective consultation with affected employees. A final decision will be announced whe...

Cemex UK agrees bulk distribution contract with Turners

21 January 2020, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK has agreed to see Turners operating 20 bulk tankers in the UK to help the cement producer better meet demand and add flexibility to its haulage operation. David Hart, Cemex's supply chain director for UK & France, commented: "We are always looking for ways to improve our logistics operation, and this partnership with Turners will create new flexibility in our service, thanks to their large fleet of safe and efficient HGVs. "Turners boast considerable industry experience and we hav...

Breedon - growing into a giant

10 January 2020, Published under Cement News

This week Breedon Group Plc announced it is on track to acquire a large part of Cemex UK's operations for GBP178m (US$232.5m), continuing the company's rapid transformation into a heavy weight of the UK building materials sector. The assets under consideration included 100 active operations , including 49 ready-mix plants, 28 aggregate quarries, four depots, one cement terminal, 14 asphalt plants and four concrete product operations. In the year ended 31 December 2018, Cemex’s UK Assets so...

Fire put out at Cemex's Rugby cement plant

06 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Some 50 fire fighters and eight fire engines were called to Cemex's Rugby cement plant in Warwickshire, UK, at 2.15am on 5 November to put out a fire that had spread to four storeys of the 70m-high preheater tower. The blaze centred around a conveyor belt. A spokesman from Cemex said, "Cemex confirms there was a fire at the Rugby cement plant in the early hours of 5 November. We are grateful for the attendance of the fire service who brought the incident under control rapidly and limited t...