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Ecocem targets London with second import terminal opening



Ecocem Ireland has upped its export capacity today with the official opening of a second bulk import terminal in Sheerness in the Port of Medway.  

The terminal has been established to capitalise on the potential to supply the London and south east construction market. This is Ecocem Ireland’s second Bulk Import facility in the UK, the first being Runcorn which was opened early 2016.

Ecocem Ireland are a subsidiary of Irish company Ecocem Materials, one of Europe’s largest independent manufacturer of high performance, low carbon cement.  

The import terminal required an investment of £2.5m (approximately €2.9m) which will see the firm being able to supply the market with 250,000 tonnes of the low carbon cement alternative per annum.  This is part of the overall Ecocem Materials Strategy to develop export markets from its existing facilities in Ireland, Holland and France.

Micheál McKittrick, Managing Director of Ecocem Ireland commented: “Our second investment into the UK in a state of the art import facility demonstrates to the market the need for the low carbon cement alternative and the growing demand from the UK construction industry.  We have already engaged in long term agreements with major concrete manufacturers in the UK and will continue to build momentum in the coming months."

Andrew Martin – Group Land & Property Directory of Peel Ports commented “We are delighted to be working with the Ecocem team to enable and support their entry into the UK market. We have been able to provide a multi-site solution that will accelerate the delivery of product as close as possible to the areas of consumption. We wish Micheál and his team the best of success for the future.

Image Source: Peel Ports

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