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Tarmac sets its 2030 goals

26 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac (CRH group) is building on its sustainability strategy to set out ambitious goals for the company to achieve by 2030, and beyond.  The 2030 goals build on the company's long-term strategy which, over the last six years, has seen it successfully cut CO 2  by 24 per cent per tonne of product (against a 1990 baseline), and recover, recycle and reuse over 50Mt of waste from other sectors, for use as a fuel or as a constituent material, in the manufacture of its products.  Aligned t...

Tarmac's giant excavator receives an overhaul

01 September 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac’s Dunbar Cement plant has given its Marubeni Komatsu PC2000’ backhaul excavator a seven-week overhaul. The largest excavator in Scotland, the giant 200t machine handles the rock that has been blasted from Tarmac’s quarry and moves it to dumper trucks that deliver it for crushing.  At seven years old, the PC2000 needed a major refit, enabling it to give Tarmac at least another five years of service.   Tarmac Dunbar Quarry manager, Mark Grieve, explains: "This was a major proj...

Rail freight forward thinking

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

With a steep reduction in UK train passenger numbers and a thinned-out passenger train timetable due to COVID-19, freight and logistics firm Freightliner has been exploring new types of services to improve efficiency and productivity. The initiatives involve major UK building material suppliers and also enable Freightliner to further enhance rail’s green credentials. By Freightliner, UK. Freightliner is responding to the new landscape with trials involving Tarmac UK and Mendip Rail Lt...

Tarmac rail freight to be powered by renewables

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac and its rail freight partner DB Cargo UK have announced that the delivery of construction materials on a key strategic route will be powered entirely by 100 per cent renewable fuel.  The partners have confirmed that environmentally friendly hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) will be fuelling all freight trains running between Tarmac’s Mountsorrel site in Leicestershire and its rail-fed asphalt plant in the centre of Birmingham, as part of an ongoing commitment to supporting the s...

Tarmac introduces a fully-recyclable hybrid bag

17 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac (CRH Group) has moved to using 50 per cent recycled plastic in its packaging, with the release of new all-weather, fully-recyclable hybrid bag.  Manufacturing facilities in Scotland and Wales are all now in production with the new bag, which offers rip, tear and puncture resistance, as well as providing essential protection against rain and water damage. Other sites currently producing a 30 per cent recycled content bag are due to switch to the latest packaging in the coming months...

Local man becomes new plant manager at Dunbar cement plant

17 March 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac (CRH Group) has promoted a local employee as its new plant manager at Dunbar Cement. Chris Bradbury, who previously worked at Tarmac’s Tunstead plant in Derbyshire, began working in the industry as an apprentice in 1994 and has experience of working at cement plants in UK, Nigeria and the Philippines. The 45-year-old has risen through teh ranks and has been appointed the new plant manager at the Tarmac Dunbar cement plant, which employs 140 people. Mr Bradbury, who lives in Dunb...

Tarmac signs SRF agreement with Eco-Power Environmental

22 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Eco-Power Environmental has agreed a deal to provide solid recovered fuel (SRF) pellets to Tarmac's Tunstead cement kiln in Derbyshire, UK. Eco-Power Environmental has become the first fully-operational, commercial-scale SRF pellet production facility in the UK, following a GBP15M investment in its 125,000tpa facility in Humberside. SRF pellets are manufactured using the non-recyclable residues from dry mixed recycling (DMR) facilities and provide a highly sustainable and cost-effective a...

Freightliner wins Tarmac train haulage contract

29 September 2020, Published under Cement News

Freightliner has announced that it has been awarded a new contract with Tarmac to haul trains from Tarmac’s Tunstead site, Derbyshire, and services from Tarmac’s West Country quarries. Deliveries will be made to Wales, Somerset and Herefordshire. The new contract will see Freightliner run an average of 50 trains a week, taking bulk materials, including aggregates and cement, for use in regional and national projects.   "We are delighted to have been awarded this new contract with T...

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...

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...