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Council pulls out of Holcim Westport purchase

15 June 2018, Published under Cement News

The Buller District Council has reneged on a US$5m plan to buy Holcim cement assets and land on the West Coast. The assets include a water supply and treatment plant, a quarry, land, silos and a packing plant in Westport, Cape Foulwind and Tauranga Bay, New Zealand. Westport lost over 100 jobs when the company closed its cement works in 2016, after 58 years of operation. Mayor Garry Howard said the council had been in negotiations for more than a year on the more than US$5m deal. "We h...

Holcim Westport land for sale

07 June 2016, Published under Cement News

Following the closure of Holcim's Cape Foulwind cement plant in Westport, New Zealand, the plant site and its 400ha of land are for sale. The 60-year old Holcim plant is due to close 30 June 2016 as the company plans to import cement to two new terminals at Auckland and Timaru. The assets available as part of the sale include a quarry, packing plant site, water treatment plant, farm land, staff housing area and ground lease and wharf silos at the Westport harbour. Potential buyers are abl...

New Zealand: Holcim Westport works close

26 May 2016, Published under Cement News

The closure of Holcim’s Westport cement works next month will result in a loss of jobs and profits for Westport Harbour Ltd (WHL). Holcim is Westport’s main customer, with its cement shipping generating over 80 per cent of WHL's revenue. WHL is a subsidiary of Buller Holdings Ltd (BHL). BHL chief executive Stephen Lowe said seven people would lose their jobs, including five dredge crew and to engineers. They will ensure the dredge and tug remains operational so that it can be used immediat...

Holcim (New Zealand) to close Westport plant, build new import terminal

01 August 2013, Published under Cement News

Holcim (New Zealand) is to close its Westport cement plant as it looks to build a new import terminal elsewhere in the country. It has also put on hold plans for construction of a new cement plant in Oamaru. The company said in a statement that it will spend over NZD100m (US$79.5m) over the next three years to construct the terminal and associated infrastructure that will allow it to import and distribute bulk cement for supply to the New Zealand market. Announcing the decision, Holcim...