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Scottish Government awards Tarmac GBP1.49m to develop Dunbar freight rail

13 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Scottish Government has allocated GBP1.49m to Tarmac's Dunbar cement plant in a Freight Facilities Grant.The fund is open to companies looking to move freight by the more sustainable modes of rail or water instead of road. The grant will support the company's drive to enhance its rail capabilities at the plant which provides cement products for construction projects across Scotland and further into England. Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Mat...

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...

Mercedez-Benz supplies 28 Actros tractor units to help deliver Tarmac cement

14 March 2019, Published under Cement News

Mercedes-Benz went head-to-head with two other manufacturers for Abbey Logistics’ latest fleet order for 28 Actros tractor units. Operating throughout the UK and Europe, Abbey Logistics provides haulage and logistics services covering bulk liquids and powders for customers across a wide variety of sectors. Most of its new trucks are now distributing cement regionally for Tarmac in Scotland. Key to the Mercedes-Benz's success in winning the breakthrough order was the fact that despite bein...

Tarmac receives council approval for plant upgrade

18 September 2018, Published under Cement News

UK-based Tarmac has received the approval of East Lothian Council to modernise its facility in Dunbar, Scotland. The plans include the installation of a new grinding station and storage silo. "The proposed mill will replace two existing mills on the site and will be more energy-efficient and quieter than those existing mills," stated the planning officer’s report. Oliver Curtin, plant manager, noted the benefits of the upgrade and how additional permits are still required. "The plans wil...

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...