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GCCA focusses on sustainability and concrete positioning

23 November 2018, Published under Cement News

At its inaugural Annual General Meeting and Symposium, the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA), which represents cement and concrete producers from around the world, gathered in London today and set out its priorities and work programme with the specific aim of strengthening the sector’s contribution to sustainable construction. The Global Cement and Concrete Association held its first AGM and set out its programme to strengthen the sector's contribution to sustainable co...

LKAB Minerals is set to acquire Francis Flower

20 November 2018, Published under Cement News

LKAB Minerals of Sweden is working on a deal to complete the acquisition of Francis Flower by 3 December 2018. The Austrian Competition Authority gave clearance for the acquisition on 10 October. Francis Flower operates a 0.55Mta grinding unit for ground granulated blastfurnace slag (GGBS) cement in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, UK. The company also has five main storage locations and a network of remote storage silos, which provides an additional 15,000t of cement storage. Adrian Willmott, ch...

Subcoal plant construction begins on Teeside

19 November 2018, Published under Cement News

N+P has achieved a financial closure for its Subcoal Energy Pellet Production plant in Teesside, UK. Construction work has commenced with pellet production due to start in July 2019. From start-up the plant will employee more than 30 full time personnel.  The Subcoal plant will consume 250,000tpa of C&I feedstock and will produce 187,500tpa of Subcoal.  The EPC contractor is Fairport Engineering of Adlington near Chorley in Lancashire. The Subcoal produced will be of a very high quality w...

Bilfinger awarded Bardon Hill contract by Aggregate Industries

29 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Bilfinger, a Germany-based industrial services provider, has won an order from Aggregate Industries to assist with the expansion of Bardon Hill quarry in the UK. The contract includes the development, delivery, installation and networking of the electrical infrastructure of the many components and technology platforms required for the project, according to a press release. "The expansion of the quarry at Bardon Hill is one of the most ambitious projects being pursued in the European cement...

Freight rates dampen scrapping trend

05 October 2018, Published under Cement News

Better-than-expected dry bulk freight rates have done little to encourage shipowners to scrap  their older vessels, despite warnings of ongoing market volatility due to a lack of scrapping activity. The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) hit 1773 points in the first week of August, compared to 1250 in the opening week of June, making owners increasingly reluctant to ditch their older tonnage. According to a report by Allied Shipbroking, only three dry bulk vessels were scrapped in the latter half of Aug...

GCCA appoints Andrew Minson to executive team

01 October 2018, Published under Cement News

The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has announced the appointment of Dr Andrew Minson as Concrete and Sustainable Construction Director. Dr Minson joins the GCCA from the UK-based Mineral Products Association and will take up the role in January 2019. Dr Minson will lead the GCCA’s work in promoting the sustainability value of concrete in the future of construction, according to a press release. "I am delighted to be taking on this role at the GCCA, working in a sector which ...

South Ferriby Kiln 2 to start production in November

20 September 2018, Published under Cement News

Cemex plans to start up its second kiln at the South Ferriby plant in north Lincolnshire, UK, in November 2018. Initially installed in 1973, the kiln has a capacity of 1000tpd and has seen significant investment over the year to ensure compliance with environmental legislation. A recent modernisation programme has seen the renewal of electrical infrastructure, control system and instrumentation. The kiln was the first to achieve 100 per cent substitution of fossil fuels with alternative ...

Tarmac receives council approval for plant upgrade

18 September 2018, Published under Cement News

UK-based Tarmac has received the approval of East Lothian Council to modernise its facility in Dunbar, Scotland. The plans include the installation of a new grinding station and storage silo. "The proposed mill will replace two existing mills on the site and will be more energy-efficient and quieter than those existing mills," stated the planning officer’s report. Oliver Curtin, plant manager, noted the benefits of the upgrade and how additional permits are still required. "The plans wil...

Hanson UK starts graduate recruitment drive

22 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Hanson UK is looking to recruit graduates of science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by offering starting salaries of GBP25,000 (US$32,190) rising to GBP50,000 in five years under a structured graduate trainee programme. The cement company aims to challenge new recruits by teaching them different areas of the business over a period of two to three years. Graduates could enjoy working in Germany at Hanson's parent company HeidelbergCement as well at plants in the UK, including...

New bulk terminal to serve UK construction market

20 August 2018, Published under Cement News

Eureka Shipping has established a multipurpose floating bulk terminal at the Port of Tilbury in southeast England, under a four-year agreement with Cemineral and London Container Terminal. Cemineral will use the terminal to supply fly ash to the construction market in the southeast of the country. The 125m-long VESPER terminal has a 10,000t capacity and is designed to receive bulk powder both from self-discharging pneumatic cement carriers and from bulk vessels in a dust-free manner, accor...