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ENCI's Maastricht plant to close at the end of August

11 August 2020, Published under Cement News

The ENCI (HeidelbergCement) cement works in Maastricht, The Netherlands, is due to shut down at the end of this month, according to Dutch News. Limestone quarrying stopped in 2018 and raw materials have since been delivered to the plant by ship. High maintenance costs have also contributed to the factory becoming loss-making. The quarry is currently being redeveloped as a nature reserve. ENCI’s two other cement works in The Netherlands are expected to remain open.

ENCI announces shutdown in 2020

10 December 2019, Published under Cement News

The Board of HeidelbergCement-owned ENCI in Maastricht, The Netherlands, has informed its employees regarding the closure of the factory next year, according to Het Belang Van Limburg.  A precise date of closure has not been disclosed, but as a result, 50 employees will be dismissed. In recent years, the plant has been gradually shutting down its operations. In July 2018 quarrying activities were halted and in March 2019 clinker production ceased. To date the company was supplied with clin...

ENCI halts clinker production

01 April 2019, Published under Cement News

ENCI, based in The Netherlands, has shut down its kiln after 91 years of operation. The event, which was carried out in the night of 29 March 2019, was low-key. The plant’s limestone quarry in Sint-Pietersberg, South Limburg, will now be a home to rare insects. Until 2018 the cement producer quarried limestone for the works’ kiln line. However, on 1 January 2020, the 120h site will pass to the management of Natuurmonumenten.

The Netherlands: ENCI to operate without licence until 1 August

11 June 2014, Published under Cement News

The Dutch province of Limburg is allowing ENCI in Maastricht, The Netherlands, to continue operating despite the retraction of the cement plant’s licence by the country’s State Council last February. The step was taken to safeguard the direct employment of 150 staff and the indirect employment of a further 300. The State Council concluded that the impacts of cement production at the plant on two neighbouring Belgian nature reserves was insufficiently known. Following this report, the pr...

The Netherlands: Limburg postpones ENCI decision

12 February 2014, Published under Cement News

The provincial government of Limburg, The Netherlands, has not taken any further decision regarding ENCI – contrary to expectations. A new decision is required as the Dutch Council of State revoked the cement company’s environmental permit. While the subject was discussed in a meeting on Tuesday, the decision has been postponed until next Tuesday. Environmental pressure group ENCI Stop has demanded that the factory be closed as it now temporarily operates without a permit.

ENCI loses environmental permit

07 February 2014, Published under Cement News

On 6 February 2014, the Dutch Council of State revoked the environmental permit of ENCI, local press have reported. The measure has been taken as the impact of cement production on the European protected nature areas in Kanne (Riemst) are not sufficiently mapped, according to Belgian newspaper Het Belang van Limburg. At present the plant is still running, but the provincial authorities in Maastricht are considering further steps. The environmental permit was granted to the cement producer...