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Fecto Cement refutes mining lease cancellation claims

25 March 2015, Published under Cement News

Fecto Cement Ltd has informed Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE) that its factory in Sangjani, Pakistan, is operating under normal conditions and dispatches are being carried out as usual. The company has refuted local media reports that production has been suspended due to the environmental degradation of the Margalla Hills Nationl Park. It has also denied receiving a letter from Bashir Ahmed, director Industries and Labour, ICT, Islamabad, informing the company of a cancellation of its mining...

ACC resumes Chaibasa mining operations, India

11 February 2015, Published under Cement News

ACC has resumed limestone mining operations at the captive mines of its Chaibasa cement plant in Jharkhand in eastern India, the company informed the exchanges. The Holcim group company had suspended mining activities temporarily in October at its plants in Chaibasa in Jharkhand and Bargarh in Odisha follwing a Supreme Court order. However, ACC resumed its operations after the government promulgated the mines and minerals (development and regulation) ordinance 2015 last month.

Holcim (Switzerland) to extend Gabenchopf quarry

09 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Holcim plans to expand the Gabenchopf quarry in Villigen, Switzerland, to the west to yield around 12Mt of rock. The step is designed to maintain operations for the next 10 years at the company’s Siggenthal works. The cement works has drawn upon Gabenchopf for its supply of limestone and marl since 1955. The raw materials are transported to the plant via a 3.7km-long conveyor belt. The current mining permit, which includes a comprehensive rehabilitation scheme, dates from 1998. Initia...

MP visits Lafarge Tarmac Dolyhir and Gore quarries, UK

02 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Tarmac welcomed Roger Williams CBE Member of Parliament for Brecon and Radnorshire, to Dolyhir and Gore Quarries to understand more about the economic and community benefits to his local constituency. As joint chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Minerals, Mr Williams is well versed on the importance of minerals to the national economy and the local teams were delighted to show him around. Dolyhir and Gore Quarries have a long history of mineral extraction, dating bac...

MPA and Bumblebee Conservation Trust re-affirm commitment to work together

23 January 2015, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) and the Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) have re-affirmed their commitment to work together through renewing their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU, originally signed at the end of 2012.  The MoU aims to ensure the good work of both organisations continues and develops, including facilitating access to quarry sites for monitoring, advising and educating quarry staff on measures that help bees, including creation of suitable habitat and training qua...

Hope Construction Materials opens its first greenfield quarry, UK

07 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Hope Construction Materials, Britain's leading independent supplier of aggregates and concrete, has announced the opening of its first new, greenfield quarry as part of its UK development plan. Hope Chairman Amit Bhatia officially opens Black Cat Quarry, alongside (L to R) Simon Bryant – Black Cat Quarry Manager, Sean Hoare, Managing Director ECL Civil Engineering and Lee Babb, Senior Buyer ECL Civil Engineering. ‘Black Cat’ Quarry on the A1 Black Cat roundabout near Ro...

Adelaide Brighton acquires Penrice quarry, Australia

29 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Adelaide Brighton has acquired the Penrice limestone quarry in Angaston for an undisclosed price. The quarry, which had been placed into voluntary administration in April, will now become a key raw materials supplier to Adelaide Brighton’s lime and cement plant in Angaston. “The quarry acquisition represents a strong strategic fit for Adelaide Brighton by securing a high quality marble deposit for the supply of raw material to the company’s Angaston plant for lime and off-white cement man...

Cemex quarries win European biodiversity awards

29 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Two Cemex quarries, Rugeley in the UK and Soto Pajares in Spain, have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to biodiversity at the European Aggregates Association (UEPG) awards in Brussels. Rugeley Quarry in Cannock Chase, West Midlands received a Recognition of Achievement for its significant restoration work and excellent habitat management activities. Soto Pajares Quarry in the Province of Madrid, Spain won the Special Award for Biodiversity for its outstanding actions rel...

Madras Cements to develop beneficiation plant, India

17 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Madras Cements is developing a limestone beneficiation plant at Alathiyur in Tamil Nadu with a capacity of 400tpd. The company will set up this plant near its 3Mta  cement plant at Alathiyur. The plant will help the company to upgrade cement raw material resources and extend the life of limestone mines. Once Madras Cements commissions the beneficiation unit, it will establish similar facilities at other plants, according to AV Dharmakrishnan, CEO of Madras Cements. Once the beneficia...

Lehigh Cement gets green light for conveyor project, USA

25 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement Co has been given approval to construct a 4.4 mile long underground conveyor system from the company's quarry to the plant in Union Bridge, Maryland, USA. The board of the Carroll County Commissioners unanimously approved a zoning amendment enabling the company to proceed with the project. The conveyor will transport about 12,000tpd of stone from the company’s New Windsor quarry to the plant. Lehigh says the conveyor will be 3m to 20m underground.