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Olympic cement mill to be built by Cemex

Cemex yesterday announced plans to construct a new grinding and blending facility for the manufacturing of blended cements in the UK, at the Port of Tilbury near London.
The manufacturer claims the new mill will be well placed to help meet demand for cement during construction of the London 2012 Olympic Park and development of the wider Thames Gateway..The facility would have an annual capacity of 1.2 million tonnes, will cost £27 million to build and is likely to be operational during the first half of 2008. The primary product manufactured on-site would be CEM3 - a blend of traditional cement (Ordinary Portland Cement) and slag - which gives improved workability in unhardened concrete and helps to improve the long-term durability of concrete structures that are subjected to aggressive environments. The Tilbury facility is part of CEMEX's wider commitment to sustainable development and could reduce CO2 emissions by 50% for each tonne of blended cement produced, saving a total of 600,000 tonnes per annum.

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