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Dangote London IPO and Eurobond would need Board approval

19 February 2018, Published under Cement News

According to Bloomberg, Dangote Cement Plc is potentially reviving plans for an Initial Public Offering sale in London that could raise about US$1bn. The Nigerian company is said to have approached investment bankers to discuss a potential UK listing and issuing a debut Eurobond. ICR spoke to a Dangote spokesperson who said, "Such corporate actions as Bloomberg reports would require Board approval..." Currently, Dangote claims no such decision has been taken on either matter.

Andusia celebrates 1Mt RDF collection with golden bale

08 February 2018, Published under Cement News

Andusia Recovered Fuels Ltd is celebrating the collection of its 1 millionth tonne of RDF to be sent to Europe for recovery. The bale will be produced and collected from AWM in Leeds, UK, and then delivered to SWB in Bremen, Germany. To achieve this impressive milestone Andusia will be working with one of their reliable hauliers to collect and safely deliver the millionth bale, TrailerTrans. The year 2017 saw Andusia increase the team to deal with the growing business demand and recent...

MPA report highlights CO2 emissions fall for UK cement producers

02 February 2018, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) reports that carbon dioxide emissions per tonne of cement fell by two per cent between 2016-17 in the UK. However, for aggregates and asphalt production CO 2 emissions incresed in the country, while readymix concrete production saw a decline in emissions. The data collected forms part of the MPA's Sustainable Development Summary data which was recently launched. Commenting on the information, MPA Chief Executive, Nigel Jackson, said: "The MPA support...

N+P's new Teeside Subcoal® plant will come on-stream in 3Q18

23 January 2018, Published under Cement News

N+P is investing in a new Subcoal ® facility, which is being constructed in Teesside, UK. Once erected, this will be one of the most modern alternative fuel producing facilities in the world, according to the company. The input capacity of this new facility will be between 200-250,000tpa and will mainly consist of RDF streams with a high calorific value (CV). The output capacity is around 180-220,000t of high-quality alternative fuels, designated for both the domestic as well as the ...

UK co-processing report receives MPA backing

18 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The MPA has welcomed a report entitled 'From waste to resource productivity', which draws on evidence on waste from a range of industry, academic and government sources. Written by the former Government Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir Mark Walport, and co-authored by Professor Ian Boyd, the Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the report explores how waste can be treated as a valuable resource and use new technology and approaches to ge...

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...