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Cemex quarries win European biodiversity awards

29 November 2013, Published under Cement News

Two Cemex quarries, Rugeley in the UK and Soto Pajares in Spain, have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to biodiversity at the European Aggregates Association (UEPG) awards in Brussels. Rugeley Quarry in Cannock Chase, West Midlands received a Recognition of Achievement for its significant restoration work and excellent habitat management activities. Soto Pajares Quarry in the Province of Madrid, Spain won the Special Award for Biodiversity for its outstanding actions rel...

Madras Cements to develop beneficiation plant, India

17 July 2013, Published under Cement News

Madras Cements is developing a limestone beneficiation plant at Alathiyur in Tamil Nadu with a capacity of 400tpd. The company will set up this plant near its 3Mta  cement plant at Alathiyur. The plant will help the company to upgrade cement raw material resources and extend the life of limestone mines. Once Madras Cements commissions the beneficiation unit, it will establish similar facilities at other plants, according to AV Dharmakrishnan, CEO of Madras Cements. Once the beneficia...

Lehigh Cement gets green light for conveyor project, USA

25 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Lehigh Cement Co has been given approval to construct a 4.4 mile long underground conveyor system from the company's quarry to the plant in Union Bridge, Maryland, USA. The board of the Carroll County Commissioners unanimously approved a zoning amendment enabling the company to proceed with the project. The conveyor will transport about 12,000tpd of stone from the company’s New Windsor quarry to the plant. Lehigh says the conveyor will be 3m to 20m underground.

Lafarge Dunbar receives quarry equipment, UK

03 October 2012, Published under Cement News

Quarry operators at Lafarge Cement’s Dunbar Works are celebrating the arrival of some brand new four dumper trucks – measuring five metres to the top of the cab – and one giant excavator, managed under a contract hire arrangement, which have been given the thumbs up by operators including Dunbar-based Gerry Donnellan, production operator.   He says he and fellow workers are finding the machines ideally suited to the challenging quarry conditions and make work more enjoyable.  “The new kit h...

Lafarge Canada receives approval to expand quarry

29 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Lafarge Canada has received approval to expand its Flamborough quarry, according to local press reports. The company applied for the 31ha expansion of its existing aggregate operation back in 2007, the Hamilton Spectator reports. Objection from a nearby resident resulted in Lafarge promising additional monitoring and strengthen its rehabilitation plan, according to a Ministry of Natural Resources notice. The expansion became necessary because aggregate reserves were depleted. A Class A...

China quarry blast death toll rises

29 August 2012, Published under Cement News

The death toll from a quarry blast at a south China cement factory earlier this week has risen to 10 while 18 other have been confirmed injured, local authorites have said. The blast occurred on Monday afternoon at the Longshan Cement Company in Yingde, Guangdong province, Xinhua news agency reported . The blast has resulted in the death of eight of the company’s workers, a driver from an explosive sales company and a security guard, Liu Weirong, spokesperson of the Yingde municipal g...

China cement plant explosion kills nine

28 August 2012, Published under Cement News

An explosion at the quarry of a cement plant in southern China killed nine people and left one person missing, the official Xinhua News Agency reported, citing local authorities. The blast occurred at around 2:30pm at the Hailuolongshan cement plant in Yingde city in the southern province of Guangdong, when workers were unloading explosives off three trucks, the report said, citing a city government statement. The trucks were carrying 13t of explosives and workers had already unloaded 6t ...

Commissioners consider Lehigh quarry plans, USA

23 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Plans to reclaim areas of the Lehigh Southwest Cement Permanente Quarry over the next 20 years are now being considered by seven Santa Clara County Planning Commissioners, who will possibly make a decision at a public hearing this Thursday, May 24. Lehigh is under pressure from the state Office of Mine Reclamation to get an amendment passed to the quarry’s original 1985 reclamation plan. Lehigh could possibly lose its right to sell cement and quarry products to public agencies without swi...

St Marys Cement battle with Ontario government, Canada

16 March 2012, Published under Cement News

St Marys Cement Inc of Canada said in a press release Thursday it may call Ontario Environment Minister James Bradley as a witness in the judicial review of a decision by the provincial government to deny it permission to operate an aggregate quarry north of Hamilton. The Daily Commercial News report that the cement firm’s US parent company has challenged the federal government under the North American Free Trade Agreement. The company is also appealing to the Ontario Divisional Cou...

Chavez authorises investment, company name change

06 March 2012, Published under Cement News

Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chávez has authorised VEF43m (US$10m) to build a new quarry for cement production. The executive also approved changing the name of Cemex Venezuela to Venezolana de Cementos as well as measure to develop and strengthen the firm, according to a release from the national assembly. Last year, Cemex received US$600m in compensation from the Venezuelan government  for nationalization of the cement prouducer’s local works.