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11 July 2014

Cemex quarry delivers two millionth tonne of aggregates

First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
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Cemex Dove Holes Quarry in County Derbyshire, England
Cemex Dove Holes Quarry in County Derbyshire, England
Cemex Dove Holes Quarry in County Derbyshire, England, close to the world-famous Peak District has delivered its two millionth tonne of aggregates of the year. It is Cemex’s largest quarry and provides limestone for construction projects all over the country.

Approximately 50% of the limestone is transported by rail by DB Schenker to Cemex rail heads close to major markets in Leeds, Manchester, London, Birmingham and the Home Counties.

Some 50% is premium aggregate used for production of concrete and asphalt whereas only a few years ago production of this premium product was approximately 30%.

The Dove Holes site covers 500 hectares, with the surrounding grassland around the quarry area being an important area for the rare Twite bird. This species has been categorised as high conservation importance and a priority UK BAP (Biodiversity Action Plan) species. The grassland helps provide the seed food needed by the Twite, which has been seen nesting in cracks in the quarry face.

Cemex is working with the RSPB to help manage and restore its sites, giving nature a home.

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