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Heidelberg Materials appoints new MD of Midland Quarry Products

27 June 2024, Published under Cement News

Andrew Boileau has been appointed managing director of Heidelberg Materials’ UK-based asphalt and quarrying business MQP (Midland Quarry Products). He replaces Rick Green, who has retired after a 40-year career in the industry, taking responsibility for MQP’s three quarries and 10 asphalt plants located across the Midlands region. Mr Boileau has extensive leadership experience within the construction industry, latterly as programme director for STARK Building Materials. He has also held...

Tarmac embraces Schaeffler OPTIME solution

04 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Schaeffler’s OPTIME wireless condition monitoring solution is helping prevent unplanned downtime of machines and auxiliary equipment at the Tarmac Tunstead limestone plant near Buxton, Derbyshire, UK. The site benefits from the early detection of equipment failures, as the OPTIME app keeps the maintenance team informed on the condition of the machines at all times, without them having to take manual readings. Tarmac Tunstead is home to one of the largest limestone quarries in Europe.  ...

Ketton works faces opposition for quarry expansion plans

02 April 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials Ketton works plans to extend its Grange Top quarry, adjacent to Ketton cement works as mineral reserves are running out. However, hundreds of people have signed a petition opposing plans to expand a quarry at Ketton, UK. Two new areas, already in Hanson’s ownership, known as Field 14 and Northwest Land, have been identified as suitable extensions and a planning application is currently being considered by Rutland County Council.   More than 450 people have signe...

Complex Ulco quarry relocation paves AfriSam’s cement future

19 March 2024, Published under Cement News

To guarantee its future, AfriSam has relocated the quarry of its Ulco plant in Northern Cape, South Africa. However, the project proved demanding on several fronts with technical and infrastructural issues requiring innovative design that respected pre-existing site conditions and integrated well with the requirements of nearby communities. By Hannes Meyer and Gavin Venter, AfriSam, South Africa. Located in South Africa’s Northern Cape province, AfriSam’s Ulco plant has a capacity of ...

Heidelberg Materials submits Butte du Romont Quarry redevelopment permit

05 February 2024, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials ' Lixhe cement plant (formerly CBR) is submitting a request for review of its permit relating to the redevelopment of the Butte du Romont Quarry, Belgium. This concerns the modification of the relief of the ground but also the drilling of a water intake to the north of the site to water the tracks in the event of dry weather. A public inquiry will be held from 29 January 29 to 14 February 2024 at the Bassenge Urban Planning Department. Since the opening of the quarry...

Cemex Czech renews limestone permits

29 December 2023, Published under Cement News

Cemex Czech Republic has resubmitted a revised environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the continuation of limestone mining at the Prachovice quarry. The original mining area will remain unchanged, but the annual amount of extracted limestone is to increase from the current 1.2Mta to 1.7Mta, according to Newton Business News.

Survey launch for UK's quarry, mining and mineral product sector

26 July 2023, Published under Cement News

Pye Tait Consulting is carrying out a labour market survey of the UK’s quarrying, mining and mineral products sector on behalf of the Minerals Matter (part of MPQC). This survey will be the largest labour market information survey since 2019 to improve data on skills, training and qualifications within the sector, according to Aggregates Business Magazine. Labour market information is relied upon by various government bodies to help shape policies and direct potential areas for funding....

Breedon completes three bolt-on transactions

22 May 2023, Published under Cement News

Breedon Group plc has recently completed three bolt-on transactions with a combined enterprise value of up to GBP19m (US$23.6m). In Northern Ireland the acquisition of Robinson Quarry Masters Ltd, a family-run quarrying and concrete block business in Country Antrim, has further extended Breedon’s footprint north of Belfast in the housing, commercial and infrastructure end-markets, and enhanced its aggregate reserves in the country. In Great Britain it has acquired two downstream busine...

CASE appoint new head of sales in Europe

17 April 2023, Published under Cement News

CASE Construction Equipment has announced the appointment of Graziano Cassinelli as new Head of Sales for Construction brands Europe at CNH Industrial, in addition to his responsibility for CE Global Rental & Used equipment. Mr Cassinelli brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this role which will help boost dealer business. He has worked in senior roles for a number of leading construction equipment manufacturers across Europe and the Far East and also developed and run rental an...

Gareth Meese promoted to Eriez-Europe MD

12 April 2023, Published under Cement News

Magnet specialist, Eriez ® has promoted Gareth Meese to Managing Director of Eriez-Europe. In this key leadership role within the company’s global group, Mr Meese will be responsible for driving the growth and development of Eriez-Europe, ensuring that its plans align with the organisation’s worldwide corporate strategies.  Mr Meese began his career with Eriez as an export sales engineer at the company's Cardiff operations. Over time, he progressed to various other roles within Eriez and...