Sunday 30 April 2017

Quinn Cement to set up €2.9m facility

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Sean Duffy

A NEW cement export hub has been set up in Warrenpoint Harbour in Co Down in a £2.5m (€2.9m) investment.

The harbour will be used by Quinn Cement and will be operated over a 10-year period in conjunction with the Warrenpoint Harbour Authority. Final commissioning for the project was approved at the end of January.

With a capacity to move 7,500 tonnes, the hub will service Quinn Cement's base in Co Cavan.

The investment will compliment the £1.3m upgrade to the Quinn Cement import facility in Rochester, Kent.

Dara O'Reilly, CFO of Quinn Industrial Holdings, said the new facility would assist the company to cope with the effects of Brexit.

"This will allow Quinn Cement to strengthen our supply chain for bulk product, accommodate more flexible transport from our production facility in Co Cavan and enhance the competiveness and sustainability of our operations on both islands," Mr O' Reilly said.

Irish Independent

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