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Extractive Sector Species Protection Code is launched

29 October 2021, Published under Cement News

A new ‘Extractive Sector Species Protection Code of Conduct’ has been launched by a collaboration between teh European Commission, HeidelbergCement, CEMBUREAU, BirdLife International, European Aggregates Association (UEPG) and Euro Gypsum. The guidelines are deigned to ensure best practice management of temporary habitats as well as during initial quarry extraction and rehabilitation. The code builds on the provisions of the EU Commission’s Birds and Habitats Directive, and provides a che...

Loma Negra relights L'Amalí kilns

27 October 2021, Published under Cement News

Argentine-based Loma Negra has turned its kilns at its L'Amalí in Olavarría back on after resolving the conflict with Minerar, the union that exploits the company’s limestone quarry. The Argentine Mining Workers Association (AOMA) and Loma Negra reached an agreement to improve the working conditions of Minerar’s staff.

Swedish Supreme Court does not grant Cementa leave to appeal

30 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Sweden's Supreme Court announced that Cementa will not be granted leave to appeal against the decision by the Supreme land and Environmental Court on 6 July when it rejected the cement producer's application to extend its limestone quarry in Slite from 1 November. "It is unfortunate that the Supreme Court does not grant leave to appeal, but we have also been prepared for this outcome. The announcement does not affect our ongoing work, but we continue to work with other initiatives that we ...

Former limestone quarry faces opposition as recycling facility

25 August 2021, Published under Cement News

Dozens of people have objected to plans for a waste recycling and processing facility at a disused Carmarthenshire quarry in Wales, which had formerly been operated by a cement producer.   Objections centered around the worry that dust and noise from Cilyrychen Quarry could harm the local ecology and damage water levels at the ‘Blue Lagoon’. This has prompted an investigation by environment body, Natural Resources Wales (NRW). A public meeting about the waste recycling and processing ...

Lehigh Cement's quarry expansion plans opposed

23 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement (HeidelbergCement group) wants to amend its 2012 Reclamation Plan for Lehigh Permanente Quarry to increase mining but faces local opposition. As part of the amendment, the proposal asks to disturb an area of the ridge that is about 30m (100ft) in height and 1219m (4000ft) across. In its May 2019 proposal to amend its 2012 Reclamation Plan for Lehigh Permanente Quarry, Lehigh said it wants to mine additional limestone from the area and to cut back the slope for stabilisation alo...

The quarry of tomorrow

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Are full-scale digital solutions for small- to medium-sized mining operations talk of the future or have they already become a reality? The OEM agnostic smartQuarry suite by German start-up firm talpasolutions uses automated data acquisition from networked mining machines and analytics tools to help operate the quarry of tomorrow. By Dr Michael Suciu and Alexey Shalashinski, talpasolutions, Germany. Figure 1: mounting the datalogger talpacortex on mining equipment When it comes ...

Holcim (Belgium) NV takes over Givet quarry

05 January 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim (Belgium) NV takes over the quarry of Givet in the Ardennes department, northeastern France. The Givet quarry has an exploitation licence of 1Mta. It is located on the banks of the River Meuse with a loading quay and direct entry to the production site. It also has good connections to the rail network. The acquisition will enable the company to strengthen its offer of aggregates for the production of concrete, develop its sales in northern France and drive its sustainability progra...

Rock solid contribution

12 November 2019, Published under Cement News

With limestone, dolomite and gabbro deposits totalling a combined production of over 80Mta and reserves of over 4.5bnt, Stevin Rock is a key global producer of crushed rock. Its quarries in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) supply in a sustainable way a wide range of products to a multitude of customers across the world. By Stevin Rock, UAE. Stevin Rock’s Khor Khuwair quarry has a production capacity of over 60Mta Together with its sister company RAK Rock, Stevin Rock is one of the...

New supplementary cementitious materials

19 August 2019, Published under Cement News

The search for new supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) is ongoing. A recent review of existing SCMs and the potential for new ones caught the eye of Arthur Harrisson and provided further potential for investigation. A disused slate quarry: a potential SCM? A recent review 1 of the availability of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) and the possibility for expanding the choice of those available examined the range of emerging SCM sources and also the means of tes...

Countdown for Bardon

27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

As part of LafargeHolcim’s Capital Markets Day in 2018, guests enjoyed a site visit to Europe’s largest aggregates quarry at Bardon Hill, east of Coalville, Leicestershire, UK. Owned by LafargeHolcim subsidiary Aggregate Industries, the recently-extended quarry will formally open in June 2019 when the refurbished primary crusher goes on-stream. Aggregate Industries’ Bardon Hill quarry, UK, supplies 1.5Mta of aggregates, 2.1Mta of concrete products and 7.5Mta of asphalt. Image sourc...