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UK: Simon Gibson Transport wins order with Aggregate Industries

19 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Simon Gibson Transport Ltd is increasing its fleet of trucks from 85 to 147 having won a major order with Aggregate Industries (LafargeHolcim Group) to transport cement from UK import terminals to distribution centres nationwide over a five-year period, reports the Hull Daily Mail. The East Yorkshire bulk powder transport specialist is to bring GBP8m (US$9.9m) worth of investment and new jobs to six UK ports. Goole-based Simon Gibson Transport Ltd currently has 13 operating centres across t...

UK: Holcim Belgium supports Brighton Marina project

14 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Holcim Belgium has been working with Subcon Europe NV on the Brighton Marina Caisson Remediation Project by providing assistance with logistics and product deliveries. In the first phase, the scope comprises of the bulk remediation grouting on 10 caissons, part of the Brighton Marina East Breakwater. The challenge was to create a ‘floating’ concrete plant on the inside of the Marina, as there was no space on the sea wall. The transport of the aggregates could be solved using split ba...

UK: construction activity falls in August

18 October 2016, Published under Cement News

The UK's Office of National Statistics has released its construction figures for August that saw a fall of 1.5 per cent in construction activity. Decreases were seen in all new work as well as the repair and maintenance segments of 1.4 and 1.5 per cent, respectively. Infrastructure suffered the biggest downturn of 5.1 per cent. In comparison, July saw a 6.1 per cent rise in infrastructure. Meanwhile, total new housing declined 1.3 per cent in comparison with the previous month, whi...

UK: Tarmac launches new packaging machine at Tunstead

10 October 2016, Published under Cement News

Tarmac has unveiled a new, state-of-the-art cement packing facility at its Tunstead cement site, near Buxton, Derbyshire, UK. The launch comes as the site celebrates its 50th anniversary of cement production.   The bespoke Haver and Boecker 10-spout Adams 2000 plant is the first of its kind in the UK. The plant will manufacture Tarmac’s leading range of plastic packed and tubbed cement products for merchant and retail customers. With significant storage capacity, the plant will also be use...

UK: Hanson make management changes

26 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement (HeildelbergCement Group) in the UK has made a number of new senior appointments within its packed products team. Andy Simpson becomes national commercial director, Chris Hall joins Hanson as national account manager and Jack Vincent is promoted to field sales manager, a new position within the company. Mr Simpson, previously responsible for all sales of Hanson's packed products, will focus on building strong trading relationships with merchant customers and with internal tea...

UK cement after Brexit

21 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The UK’s cement sector has seen substantial change in the last 12 months, with new cement producers coming to the market and a raft of legislation to ensure a competitive market for customers going forward. The recent Brexit vote has cast a shadow over the economy, but even though several very large projects are currently on hold, the long-term fundamentals for cement demand remain strong. HeidelbergCement-owned Hanson operates around 3Mta of cement capacity at plants in Padeswood ...

UK: Westbury cement works chimney demolished

19 September 2016, Published under Cement News

The Westbury cement works, owned by Tarmac, constructed its site in the early 1960s. This weekend a 122m-high chimney at the site was demolished, after being taken out of action in 2009. The demolition marks the end of over 40 years of cement production at the site. Stuart Wykes of Tarmac said, “There's a lot of work done leading up to something like this, so the chimney is weakened in certain places and certain sections taken out and then over 200 detonators put in around it so it collap...

Ecocem invests EUR30m in new JV plant

06 September 2016, Published under Cement News

Ireland’s Ecocem has invested EUR30m into a new production plant in the north of France as part of a joint venture with ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel company. The joint venture, in which Ecocem holds a 70 per cent stake, will increase the company’s capacity from 1.4Mta to 2Mta. The high-performance, low-carbon cement will be delivered to markets in the north of France and the UK. The step is the latest in Ecocem’s expansion from the UK. Earlier Ecocem built an import termin...

UK: cement plants in Olympic park?

12 August 2016, Published under Cement News

Plans to construct four cement and concrete plants near the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London have caused outrage among local residents. If the plans are to go through, more than 900 HGV movements would go in and out of the site daily. Almost 10,000 people have signed a petition objecting the plans, which have been put forward by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC). The main concerns of those signing the petition centre around increased traffic, noise and deterioration o...

UK: Breedon looks to the future with Hope

05 August 2016, Published under Cement News

The 200-strong team at the Hope Cement works in Derbyshire celebrated becoming part of Breedon Groupl Plc with a visit from group chairman Peter Tom CBE and group chief executive Pat Ward. They were accompanied by Hope Cement managing director Ashley Bryan, who took them on a plant tour to meet members of staff.   Hope cement works is a key asset in the Breedon Group network which has now grown to include around 60 quarries, 27 asphalt plants, just under 200 concrete plants and a major surfa...