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Monday 16 January 2017

Cement maker Ecocem signs deal with mining giant Boliden

Published 22/09/2016 | 15:02

Ecocem Ireland managing director Conor O'Riain
Ecocem Ireland managing director Conor O'Riain

Irish cement maker Ecocem has signed a collaboration deal with Swedish mining giant Boliden - the owners of the Tara zinc mine.

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The deal will see Ecocem supply cement to the Meath mine, as well as the Garpenberg mine in Sweden.

The company has signed a deal with the Port of Gavle near the Swedish mine for a new import terminal, officially opened today by the Irish ambassador to Sweden Orla O'Hanrahan.

"These agreements are initially for three years, with options for extensions, giving Ecocem a solid base domestically and an excellent opportunity to pursue other opportunities in the Swedish market," Ecocem Ireland managing director Conor O'Riain said.

This announcement comes shortly after Ecocem signed a partnership with steel manufacturers ArcelorMittal, involving a joint investment of over €47m to open a manufacturing facility in Dunkirk, France.

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