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Dyckerhoff supplies concrete for U81 light rail line

15 January 2024, Published under Cement News

Dyckerhoff ( Buzzi SpA ) has supplied more than 71,000m 3 of concrete for the construction of the new section of the U81 light rail line, which from 2025 will connect Düsseldorf Airport to the Freiligrathplatz metro stop. The existing U81 line stop at Freiligrathplatz has been expanded, and a high-performance concrete based on Portland PZ Dreifach [CEM I 52.5 R] cement was chosen to ensure continuous operation. The tunnel ramp structure and the new airport subway station will be constr...

Heidelberg Materials opens new rail link in France

28 June 2023, Published under Cement News

Heidelberg Materials , a major player in the use of rail freight in France, is further developing its modal shift by activating a new rail line between its Couvrot plant   and its distribution centre in Guerville in Ile-de-France. This new flow began on 1 May 2023 with a rotation of 1220t every week. Over a full year, this will represent 47 trains or 57,340t of cement that will have transited by rail.

CEMEX upgrades its UK rail network

01 June 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX UK has made a considerable investment into its UK rail network, making improvements at several of its depots across the UK. These developments support CEMEX’s efforts to increase the use of rail to move its materials, as part of its Future in Action sustainability strategy. Work was carried out at CEMEX’s Dove Holes, Selby and Bletchley depots, with a particular focus on improving health and safety and efficiency through track and walkway upgrades. This work was all completed i...

CEMEX invests in rail solutions

14 April 2023, Published under Cement News

CEMEX has completed a significant investment into its rail solutions facility at Somercotes, Derbyshire, UK. This development was undertaken to meet increasing customer demand for its concrete bearers for switches and crossings. As a result of this investment, CEMEX will be able to manufacture an additional 18,000 linear metres of bearers for switches and crossings every year. This additional capacity is vital to meet the requirements of CEMEX’s clients in the rail sector.   The...

Holcim Switzerland start deliveries with Hugelshofer Logistik electric truck

09 March 2023, Published under Cement News

A fully-electric truck from Hugelshofer Logistik AG is supplementing Holcim Switzerland’s fleet of electric vehicles and delivering cement quietly and without CO 2 emissions to concrete plants in Thurgau. Electric mobility is an important step for Holcim Switzerland in the development of its sustainable transport solutions. “Two years ago, Holcim was one of the first building materials manufacturers in Switzerland to put electric mixer trucks on Swiss roads in the regions of Basel, ...

Dragon Products to stop Rockland rail terminal shipments

20 August 2021, Published under Cement News

From next year, USA-based Dragon Products plans to stop shipping cement along the Rockland South End rail line in favour of selling cement from the plant in trucks and shipping cement by rail directly to its customers. The cement plant currently sends rail cars about five miles on the line from the Thomaston plant to its dock on Rockland’s South End waterfront in Maine, where a barge is then filled and product is shipped to the Boston market. Next year, the rail cars will no longer be ...

Rail freight forward thinking

14 June 2021, Published under Cement News

With a steep reduction in UK train passenger numbers and a thinned-out passenger train timetable due to COVID-19, freight and logistics firm Freightliner has been exploring new types of services to improve efficiency and productivity. The initiatives involve major UK building material suppliers and also enable Freightliner to further enhance rail’s green credentials. By Freightliner, UK. Freightliner is responding to the new landscape with trials involving Tarmac UK and Mendip Rail Lt...

Tarmac rail freight to be powered by renewables

07 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Tarmac and its rail freight partner DB Cargo UK have announced that the delivery of construction materials on a key strategic route will be powered entirely by 100 per cent renewable fuel.  The partners have confirmed that environmentally friendly hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) will be fuelling all freight trains running between Tarmac’s Mountsorrel site in Leicestershire and its rail-fed asphalt plant in the centre of Birmingham, as part of an ongoing commitment to supporting the s...

Scottish Government awards Tarmac GBP1.49m to develop Dunbar freight rail

13 March 2020, Published under Cement News

The Scottish Government has allocated GBP1.49m to Tarmac's Dunbar cement plant in a Freight Facilities Grant.The fund is open to companies looking to move freight by the more sustainable modes of rail or water instead of road. The grant will support the company's drive to enhance its rail capabilities at the plant which provides cement products for construction projects across Scotland and further into England. Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, Michael Mat...

Russian cement production up by 7% in 2019

13 February 2020, Published under Cement News

Russia’s cement producers increased their output by 7.4 per cent to 57.7Mt in 2019, according to Esmerk Russian News. Eurocement group was the country’s top producer with 2.1Mt, up 15 per cent YoY, while Dyckerhoff, DV-Cement and Novoroscement also increased production – by 11-13 per cent YoY. Rail shipments accounted for the largest share of 46.6 per cent of total sales, slightly down on 47.7 per cent reported in 2019. Road transport is reported to continue its growth.