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UK: new orders in construction fall to lowest in three years

13 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Construction output in the UK during July fell by 0.9 per cent and was 0.4 per cent lower compared with one year earlier, latest figures from the country's Office of National Statistics (ONS) reveal. In addition, new orders in the second quarter declined 7.8 per cent and fell 12.6 per cent on an annual basis, the Construction Products Association (CPA) highlighted. Rebecca Larkin, senior economist at the CPA, commented that the data from the ONS confirms that alongside a 1.3 per cent contr...

MPA warns UK Government of its need to support MASS

08 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Nigel Jackson, CEO of the Mineral Products Association (MPA) in the UK has written to the Communities and Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid MP, on the need to continue cutting red tape in the extraction industry, support mineral planning and protect the Managed Aggregate Supply System (MASS). If the government takes no action, it will undermine any attempts to fix a broken housing market and supply significant infrastructure projects that are planned over the next 5 to 10 years, clai...

Energy minister visits Dunbar cement plant

07 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy has taken a closer look at energy use in industry, through a visit to Tarmac’s Dunbar Plant, the only cement manufacturing site in Scotland. The visit enabled the Minister to get a closer look at a business that produces essential building products for use across Scotland, at a time when the Scottish Government is actively developing its future energy strategy. Tarmac’s Dunbar Plant Manager Oliver Curtin added: “We were...

Martin Riley new MPA Chairman

04 September 2017, Published under Cement News

Martin Riley, Senior Vice President, Tarmac, has been appointed MPA Chairman for the next two years. He succeeds Simon Vivian of the Breedon Group. Nigel Jackson, CEO of MPA, paid tribute to Simon's contribution to MPA over the last two years: "Simon is one of the industry's most experienced leaders and has invested a huge amount of time and passion into maintaining the unity of the association for the good of all members irrespective of size or the nature of their businesses. His persona...

Hanson secures road project for Hinkley Point C

24 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK (HeidelbergCement group) has extended its involvement with EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C project in the UK, securing a roads construction contract for the Kier Bam joint venture (JV) through its contracting division. The contract includes supplying 40,000t of cement-bound granular material (CBGM) and 100,000t of asphalt over the next two years. The materials will be used to build access roads on site. Hanson Contracting has also secured contracts with Laing O’Rourke, to support...

UK construction industry growth slows

09 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Growth prospects for the UK's construction industry in 2018 have been downgraded as the country prepares to leave the EU, according to the latest forecasts by the Construction Products Association (CPA). Output is expected to soften as a slowing economy, falling real wages and rising costs adversely affect the industry, growth for 2018 is therefore only expected to rise by 0.7 per cent, the slowest in six years, and a downward revision from 1.2 per cent in previous forecasts. For now, acti...

MPA: 2Q demand for mineral products declines

03 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Construction market demand for mineral products was lower in 2Q17 compared with the previous quarter, providing evidence of a more general slowdown in construction activity in recent months, according to the latest data and commentary from the Mineral Products Association. After three quarters of generally positive activity across MPA markets post the EU Referendum, demand for construction mineral products declined in 2Q17 compared to both the previous quarter and 2Q16. Sales of aggregates ...

Breedon completes acquisition of Humberside Aggregates

01 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Breedon, the UK’s largest independent construction materials group, announced that it has today completed the acquisition of Humberside Aggregates Ltd (Humberside) for a total consideration of GBP9m, subject to completion adjustments. Humberside is a leading independent sand and gravel quarry and aggregates merchanting business based at North Cave near Hull in east Yorkshire, employing around 30 people. It supplies a broad range of customers, including ready-mixed concrete and mortar prod...

Collaboration with Ecotec Solution fuels Italian expansion for UNTHA

01 August 2017, Published under Cement News

Industrial shredder manufacturer UNTHA has witnessed significant growth in Italy following a collaboration with one of the country’s leading environmental technology specialists, Ecotec Solution. The UK waste processing firm supplies systems that turn clients’ residual materials into valuable resources. In the last 12 months alone, Ecotec Solution has secured six high-value projects for the Austrian shredding giants. These include three XR mobil-e sales for waste to energy facilities – ...

Cemex: environmental savings for construction by barging

25 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Aggregates being barged up the River Thames Last month was a record month for transporting aggregates by barge down the River Thames, UK, saving approximately 320 road journeys. June saw record tonnages by barge of 10,300t sand and gravel loaded at Dagenham Wharf and transported along the River Thames to Fulham, to meet the increasing demand for concrete by the London construction market. The tonnage represents the equivalent of approximately 320 road journeys by eight-wheeler HG...