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New Country President for Cemex UK

04 July 2017, Published under Cement News

Michel Andre has been appointed as the Country President for Cemex UK, with immediate effect. Andre joins the UK business following seven years as Country President for Cemex France. Mr Andre has worked for Cemex France for a total of 12 years with senior roles in Strategic Planning and the Readymix business. Prior to joining Cemex, he worked for Lafarge in the US and France and five years at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Besides his role as Country President of Cemex France Mr Andre was a boar...

MPA publishes new water strategy

29 June 2017, Published under Cement News

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has published its new Water Strategy, outlining the industry's three key aims of minimising water consumption, prioritising the use of the most sustainable water sources and protecting the water environment by sustainably managing water being used and passing through its members' sites. Achieving these aims will enable the mineral products industry to improve its understanding of the amount of water consumed and demonstrate where measures have been im...

Ecocem launches second UK import terminal

20 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Ecocem Ireland has increased its export capacity with the launch of its second UK-based bulk import terminal at Sheerness in the Port of Medway. Ecocem launches second UK import terminal involving an investment of GBP2.5m The import terminal which represents a GBP2.5m (EUR2.8m) investment has been developed in partnership with Peel Ports, to help Ecocem capitalise on the potential to supply the London/south east construction market, the company said in a statement. Its fir...

UK construction industry challenges

16 June 2017, Published under Cement News

With Brexit, the process of the UK's withdrawal from the EU, causing widespread uncertainty for the UK economy, the results of the country's general election last week have added an extra level of instability for the construction industry. Despite concerns over the Brexit effect and buoyed by better-than-expected GDP growth, the UK government has been pressing ahead with a number of significant infrastructure projects, including the first nuclear reactor to be b uilt in Britain in two dec...

New Hanson technical team to enhance customer service

13 June 2017, Published under Cement News

New Hanson technical service meets customer needs Hanson Cement UK has increased its technical team to offer customers bespoke support on all cement and cementitious issues. Headed by national technical manager Simon Chudley, the team will provide a bespoke service as well as offering advice, information and technical support ranging from product data and case studies to lab trials and product testing. “Research has demonstrated how important technical support is to our custo...

Cemex UK installs Terex Fuchs SHL885

08 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Cemex UK have recently taken delivery of the world’s first electrically-powered Terex Fuchs SHL885 material handler, supplied by UK distributors Blue Fuchs. Representing a total investment of GBP1.5m, the new 95t material handler is mounted on rails on a jetty at Cemex’s Dagenham Wharf operation, on the river Thames, where it is used to unload ships delivering limestone from Raynes Quarry, in north Wales. Capable of travelling along virtually the entire length of the jetty, the machine’...

Aggregate Industries extends Lafarge packed cement offering

06 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Aggregate Industries has extended its packed products offering with the introduction of six new products to the Lafarge Cement range. New products in the portfolio include Concrete Mix and Postmix, both premixed ready-to-use applications composed of a blend of cement and aggregates. New Mortar Mix, also premixed and ready-to-use, is made up of a selected blend of cement, lime and aggregates for laying all types of brick and block. Other new additions include Super White Cement, which pr...

Financier acquires 11% stake in Ecocem

05 June 2017, Published under Cement News

Financier Dermot Desmond is reported to have acquired a stake in Ecocem Materials, the low-carbon cement producer founded by Irishman Donal O’Riain and backed by Saint-Gobain. Ecocem holds a 70 per cent stake in a EUR30m 2Mta plant venture with ArcelorMittal and has three cement plants at Ringsend (Ireland), Moerdijk (The Netherlands) and Fos-sur-Mer (France) Via his private equity company, IIU, Mr Desmond is believed to be acquiring as much as 11 per cent of shares, possibly from the Durk...

Lafarge Cement rules out compulsory redundancy if transport fleet is removed

26 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Cement has ruled out compulsory redundancy if it removes its transport fleet at the company’s Cauldon works in the UK, according to local press reports. Concerns have been raised that the Cauldon Works is to dispose of its transport fleet, which comprises around 30 drivers and 20 lorries, and contract the work out. However, a spokeswoman for Lafarge Cement in Cauldon said no decision had been made, but she ruled out any compulsory redundancies. A statement issued to the Post & T...

Hanson Cement to hold public exhibitions for upgrade plan

16 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Hanson Cement is holding two public exhibitions in May to explain plans for the GPB20m upgrade project at its Padeswood cement works in Flintshire, UK, which the company says "will guarantee the long-term future of the plant and its 96 employees". At the heart of the project will be the installation of a new vertical roller mill for cement grinding which will improve efficiency, reduce energy consumption and increase output. Hanson is also planning to invest in new rail loading facilities...