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2006 Press Releases

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  • competition with more than 100 entries, global building solutions company CEMEX scooped two awards for reducing work place injuries among employees at the Quarry Products Association (QPA) Health and Safety Best Practice Awards 2006.
    CEMEX scoops top UK health & safety awards for reducing workplace injuries by 65%
  • Building solutions company CEMEX UK is showcasing its capabilities in meeting the sustainable construction challenges associated with the regeneration of The Thames Gateway and Olympic region at this year's Thames Gateway Forum on 22 - 23 November.
    CEMEX UK showcases thames gateway sustainable construction capabilities
  • A new book, The Human Footprint: Challenges for Wilderness and Biodiversity was today launched at The Natural History's Earth Galleries in London.
    European launch of collaborative book to preserve wilderness and biodiversity areas
  • CEMEX UK has published the second edition of its Sustainability Update report, to outline its commitment to sustainability and dedication to building a better future. As one of the UK's leading building materials providers, CEMEX UK is working to improving its sustainable performance across the business.
    CEMEX UK launches update on sustainability achievements and outlines journey ahead
  • Local children, councillors from Kensworth parish and district councils and CEMEX employees today celebrated the company's 100th anniversary by planting 100 trees at Kensworth Quarry in South Bedfordshire.
    CEMEX marks 100th anniversary by planting 100 trees at kensworth
  • CEMEX Construction Services, part of the global building solutions company CEMEX, has introduced the first Roadtech Shuttle Buggy into the UK. It is the only one of its type operating in this country. The buggy has been operating on the M6, where it has successfully been used to lay performance asphalt.
    CEMEX introduces first roadtech shuttle buggy in the UK
  • MEX is launching a new light-coloured cement, Rugby+ Premium that will be available from builders' merchants in 25 kg bags from 7 August. New Rugby+ Premium is a CEMII blended Portland Limestone Cement.
    CEMEX launches New, light-coloured, blended bagged cement
  • obal building solutions company CEMEX has installed a new kiln firing system at the company's cement works in Barrington, Cambridgeshire. The new firing system has helped achieve a reduction of over 30 per cent in oxides of nitrogen (NOx). Further good news is that the new system requires significantly less fuel.
    New firing system cuts key emissions at CEMEX cement works in Barrington
  • obal building solutions company, CEMEX, has published detailed test results from a trial using chipped tyres as part-replacement for coal to fuel the cement kiln at Rugby Works in Warwickshire. Data show a marked reduction in certain emissions from the chimney during the trial. Most notably, oxides of nitrogen which affect air quality, decreased by 30%.
    Positive results from CEMEX tyre trial at Rugby works
  • obal solutions company, CEMEX, was today presented with the coveted Cooper Heyman Cup at the Quarry Products Association (QPA) Showcase 2006 for its restoration work at Attenborough Nature Reserve in Nottinghamshire. The site is owned by CEMEX and run in conjunction with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Broxtowe Borough Council.
    CEMEX scoops top award for restoration at the Attenborough nature reserve
  • obal building solutions company, CEMEX, today announced its plan to apply to the cement industry regulator the Environment Agency (EA) for permission to trial a further alternative fuel, Climafuel, as part replacement for coal and petcoke to fuel its cement kiln at Rugby works in Warwickshire.
    CEMEX announces plans to trial an additional alternative fuel at Rugby works

Videos

Lade Pits Quarry Restoration

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Lend-A-Hand Scheme

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