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2009 Press Releases

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  • CEMEX UK, the building materials provider, has completed the final part in the construction of a new eastern bank and diversion to the River Erewash, close to the Attenborough Nature Reserve in Nottingham. The panels on the 26 metre footbridge and public right of way, known as the Trent Valley Walk, were the last section put in place to complete this £1.2million...
    Last section of River Erewash diversion in place
  • As part of building solutions company CEMEX’s corporate partnership with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), Sam Tarrant has been appointed as an advisor. Sam will support the CEMEX in its development of a national biodiversity strategy, and provide specialist advice and assistance with restoration plans for some of the company’s many quarries.
    CEMEX dedicated RSPB advisor appointed to drive improvements
  • CEMEX UK, the building materials provider, has introduced a new service for customers requiring small loads of ready mixed concrete, Readymix2go. The service is ideal for those wanting an occasional load such as enthusiastic DIYers, builders, farmers and landscape gardeners, who require a fast local service where they can pay by cash or credit card and can collect if required.
    Readymix2go, the new readymix concrete service from CEMEX UK
  • Building materials’ solutions company, CEMEX UK, has been granted permission by the cement industry regulator, the Environment Agency (EA), to use a waste-derived fuel, Climafuel. It will part-replace the fossil fuels used in the kiln at the Rugby cement plant in Warwickshire.
    EA grants permission for CEMEX to burn climafuel
  • October 9, 2009CEMEX Rail, part of CEMEX UK the building materials provider, is supplying four switches and crossing layouts to Singapore Land Transport Authority for the Jurong East rail interchanges. Each switch and crossing is made up of 350 metres of concrete bearer, in unit lengths from 2.6...
    CEMEX Rail to provide switches and crossings for Singapore railways
  • Year 4 pupils from St Peters C of E Primary School in Aylesford have been just completed working on a project investigating their local CEMEX quarry. The project is being run by Groundwork Kent & Medway and has been made possible by fundin...
    Pupils explore their local CEMEX quarry
  • October 1th, 2009 20% of pallets returned in first year of CEMEX’s pallet retrieval schemeCEMEX UK, the building materials provider, now has 20% of its cement pallets returned under a retrieval scheme launched a year ago.
    20% of pallets returned in first year of CEMEX’s pallet retrieval scheme
  • September 24th, 2009 CEMEX UK awarded responsible sourcing certification Building materials company CEMEX today announced that its UK readymixed concrete division has been certified to the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products - BES6001.
    CEMEX UK awarded responsible sourcing certification
  • September 22nd, 2009 CEMEX opens new £49 million cement plant in the south east of England Global building materials company CEMEX today opened a new cement grinding and blending plant at the Port of Tilbury in Essex. For CEMEX, which is the biggest Mexican investor in the UK, this shows a strong commitment to the UK and sustainable construction.
    CEMEX opens new £49 million cement plant in the south east of England
  • September 21st, 2009 CEMEX floors has record production month CEMEX Floors, a division of CEMEX UK the leading building materials provider, had record sales of flooring during August. Compared to the same period last year, sales of T-beam flooring have increased by 73% with sales outstripping production.
    CEMEX floors has record production month
  • September 18th, 2009 Restored sand and gravel quarry turned into angling site at Chertsey, Surrey CEMEX Angling, part of the building materials provider CEMEX UK, is opening a new site, Chertsey Lake, at Chertsey in Surrey close to its head offices.
    Restored sand and gravel quarry turned into angling site at Chertsey, Surrey
  • August 21th, 2009 Innovation Celebrated in Construction Products Industry Building materials company, CEMEX, which is a top 20 logistics operator in the UK, has been recognised for its innovative Cycling Safety Initiative to prevent incidents, in the Construction Products Association?s 2009 edition of Construction Products Innovation and Achievement (CPIA).
    Innovation Celebrated in Construction Products Industry
  • August 17th, 2009 Two new CEMEX Angling sites opening CEMEX Angling, part of CEMEX UK the building materials provider, is to open two new sites from 1st September, Chertsey Lake in Surrey and Little Moulsham Lake in Hampshire. The two sites will be operated on season permit basis with limited membership ensuring a quiet and tranquil environment for the angler.
    Two new CEMEX Angling sites opening
  • August 17th, 2009 New electric crane at CEMEX’s Battersea Wharf, a ‘first’ in UK Click here to view the CEMEX Battersea Wharf crane video (.wmv) 17th August 2009: CEMEX UK, building materials provider, has invested in the first Sennebogen Green Line 870R-HD crane, in the UK.
    New electric crane at CEMEX’s Battersea Wharf, a ‘first’ in UK
  • Managing mortar in extreme conditions 11th August 2009: When modern Portland cement mortars provided an alternative to lime-based mortar almost 100 years ago, it looked as though bricklaying had been freed from the restrictions traditionally imposed by the weather.
    Managing mortar in extreme conditions
  • July 23rd, 2009 Restored sand and gravel quarry turned into latest CEMEX Angling site Click here to view the CEMEX Angling site video (.wmv) 23rd July 2009: CEMEX Angling, part of the building materials provider CEMEX UK, has opened a new site at Alresford, near Colchester in Essex.
    Restored sand and gravel quarry turned into latest CEMEX Angling site
  • July 21th, 2009 The sustainable way to use aggregates The UK has an abundant supply of aggregates for use in building materials and construction projects but as the shift towards sustainability gathers pace, interest in recycled sources has increased. Across the UK the demand for aggregates stands at approximately 275 million tonnes per year.
    The sustainable way to use aggregates
  • July 21th, 2009 The impact of modern asphalt on motorcycle road safety Motorcycling can be fast, furious fun, even for the over 50s but it is also dangerous; over 50 times more dangerous than driving a car! Statistics collected in the UK show that while the average age of motorcyclists...
    The impact of modern asphalt on motorcycle road safety
  • June 23th, 2009 CEMEX Sheffield rail siding to further increase rail transportation of aggregates Click here to view the CEMEX Sheffield rail siding video (.mov) 23th June 2009: CEMEX UK, the building materials provider, has opened a new rail siding in the heart of Sheffield to handle over 200,000 tonnes of aggregates per year.
    CEMEX Sheffield rail siding to further increase rail transportation of aggregates
  • June 23th, 2009 CEMEX Sheffield rail siding to further increase rail transportation of aggregates Click here to view the CEMEX Sheffield rail siding video (.mov) 23th June 2009: CEMEX UK, the building materials provider, has opened a new rail siding in the heart of Sheffield to handle over 200,000 tonnes of aggregates per year.
    CEMEX Sheffield rail siding to further increase rail transportation of aggregates
  • July 16th, 2009 CEMEX UK reinstates innovative, sustainable transport solution, Iso-veyors 15th June 2009: CEMEX UK, building materials provider, is currently trialling an innovative transport solution, Iso-veyors, to transport pulverised-fuel-ash (P-FA) from West Burton power station to Tilbury, for the production of blended cements.
    CEMEX UK reinstates innovative, sustainable transport solution, Iso-veyors
  • June 15th, 2009 CEMEX to help cyclists in York, Bristol, Cambridge and Manchester 15th June 2009: This week CEMEX UK, the building materials provider, is advising cyclists on how to stay safe around large vehicles as part of events run throughout the country for National Bike Week.
    CEMEX to help cyclists in York, Bristol, Cambridge and Manchester
  • June 4th, 2009 CEMEX partners with the royal society for the protection of birds 4th June 2009: Global building solutions company CEMEX has entered into a two year partnership with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) to accelerate the development of CEMEX’s biodiversity strategy.
    CEMEX partners with the royal society for the protection of birds
  • June 4th, 2009 CEMEX officially opens new tunnel and processing plant at Taffs Well Quarry A new tunnel and processing plant at CEMEX’s Taffs Well Quarry near Cardiff was officially opened by Jane Davidson, Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing, Welsh Assembly.
    CEMEX officially opens new tunnel and processing plant at Taffs Well Quarry
  • May 18th, 2009 CEMEX cement plant sets alternative fuels record 18th May 2009: South Ferriby Cement Plant in North Lincolnshire, which is owned by building materials company CEMEX, last month replaced over 74% of the fuel used to heat its cement kiln with fuels made from wastes.
    CEMEX cement plant sets alternative fuels record
  • A new concrete roof tile, Derwent II has just been launched by Russell Roof tiles, part of CEMEX UK, the building materials provider. Derwent II, an updated version of the well-established Derwent, is being produced at CEMEX’s factory at Burton-on-Trent and is rounder, thinner, lighter and easier to fix.
    New Russell roof tile has a European feel
  • April 14th, 2009 CEMEX UK, the first company in sector to introduce an Epod system 14th April 2009: CEMEX UK, the building materials provider, is the first company in the industry to use an Epod (electronic proof of delivery) as the sole proof of delivery.
    CEMEX UK, the first company in sector to introduce an Epod system
  • March 31st, 2009 New runway at MOD St Athan fully operational with the help of CEMEX UK 31st March 2009: A £2.6 million contract to resurface and re-profile the main runway, aprons and taxiways at the Ministry of Defence...
    New runway at MOD St Athan fully operational with the help of CEMEX UK
  • March 30th, 2009 CEMEX applies for quarry extension with tunnel solution to protect woodland and wildlife 30th March 2009: Leading building materials provider, CEMEX, is applying for permission to extend Wenvoe Quarry in...
    CEMEX applies for quarry extension with tunnel solution to protect woodland and wildlife
  • March 17th, 2009 CEMEX aggregates delivered by helicopter to repair the Pennine Way 17th March 2009: 285 tonnes of crushed stone from CEMEX High Force Quarry in Middleton-in-Teesdale, Co Durham were airlifted by helicopter and taken to a remote section of the famous Pennine Way to resurface a section of the footpath.
    CEMEX aggregates delivered by helicopter to repair the Pennine Way
  • making changes to two lakes in its complex of seven angling sites at Yateley, Hants. The high profile Car Park Lake has had new stock added and Sandhurst Lake is going to become an exclusive angling site for CEMEX Angling Plus members.
    CEMEX angling makes changes to 2 yateley sites
  • March 4th, 2009 Using concrete in cold weather 4th March 2009: Following on from the coldest winter in nearly 20 years, March and April can often bring near- to- freezing conditions, affecting how a builder applies concrete.
    Using concrete in cold weather

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