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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...

Cemex UK is fined GBP1m for workers death

10 October 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK has been fined GBP1m by Livingston Sheriff Court after its West Calder block plant breached two sections of the Health and Safety at Work Act that led to the death of a member of staff. James Brownline, 64, died after being struck by a piece of machinery while carrying out maintenance on a conveyor belt at the plant in West Lothian. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) report said Mr Brownline was struck by a "centring machine lifting mast." The machine was used to centre the br...

Cemex UK invests in trailers for clay haulage

19 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK has started using trucks with non-tipping belt trailers on its clay supply route between Southam Quarry and Rugby Cement plant. Thanks to the conveyor belt bed in the trailer, there is no need for the truck to tip the clay out, which ensures there is no risk of truck rollover or collision with buildings if the body is not lowered. In addition, the driver can control the process by remote control from inside the cab – further increasing safety and minimising potential risk. Using ...

Cemex UK will use 100% renewable electricity in 2019

08 January 2019, Published under Cement News

Cemex is partnering with ENGIE a services and regeneration group that uses 100 per cent renewable electricity to supplied sites. ENGIE has been providing electricity to over 150 CEMEX UK sites for over 10 years but has also supplying gas to 33 of these sites. Going forward all of the electricity supplied to the sites will be from 100 per cent renewable energy sources, including wind energy. Cemex is also taking advantage of ENGIE's demand-side services, such as load management, to avoid pe...

UK: small fire at Cemex Rugby plant

07 April 2017, Published under Cement News

A small fire broke out in the dust filtration system at Cemex's plant in Rugby, according to reports in the local press. Firefighters successfully extinguished the blaze, which occurred on Tuesday, 4 April. "No one was injured, everyone was safe, that’s the main thing. The emergency services attended which is standard procedure and the fire was brought under control," said Martin Casey, Cemex director of public affairs and communications. 

SITA to start commissioning new SRF facility, UK

13 February 2015, Published under Cement News

SITA UK is to start the commissioning process for its solid recovered (SRF) plant in Rugby to be used at Cemex UK's local cement works. The processing plant will undergo a series of commissioning tests over the next few months before starting full-scale production of the trademarked Climafuel SRF in the summer. The residual waste material arriving at the site will primarily be collected from commercial and industrial businesses across the region that would otherwise go to landfill. Once re...

UK: Cemex quarry expansion gets go-ahead despite opposition

19 December 2013, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK faces opposition to its plans to extend its Hyndford Quarry into a zone surrounding New Lanark, near the picturesque Falls of Clyde, Scotland. Campaigners opposed to plans to build a quarry next to the World Heritage Site have vowed to fight on after the scheme was given the go-ahead by planning authorities on the local council. The controversial scheme was passed despite opposition from community groups and the reservations of 20 members of the Scottish Parliament, who signed a m...

SITA UK's SRF plant downsized

12 June 2013, Published under Cement News

A factory that will process recoiling material as Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) to power the Cemex Rugby cement works is to be smaller than planned. Recycling firm SITA UK said recent advancements in Climafuel technology mean the buildings next to the Cemex plant on Lawford Road no longer need to be as big as originally thought when the idea was first drawn up over five years go. It was intended the chimney would be almost 70ft, but will now be less than 50ft. The associated buildings on the ...