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Ecocem opens second bulk Import terminal in UK

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Ecocem Ireland, Ireland’s premier manufacturer of high performance low carbon cement, upped their export capacity today with the official opening of their second bulk Import terminal, capitalising on the potential to supply the London / southeast construction market.

This is Ecocem Ireland’s second Bulk Import facility in the UK and is located in Sheerness in the Port of Medway.

Ecocem Ireland are a subsidiary of Irish company Ecocem Materials, Europe’s largest independent manufacturer of high performance, low carbon cement.  Ecocem Ireland opened its first bulk import facility in Runcorn in early 2016.

The import terminal required an investment of £2.5 Million (approximately €2.9 Million) which will see the firm being able to supply the market with 250 000 tpy of the low carbon cement alternative.  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.

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