Monday 21 August 2017

Cement maker Ecocem signs deal with mining giant Boliden

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.

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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