A quarry is returned to nature after end of operations

Unlike almost any other region in Germany the Warendorf region is characterized by a large number of cement companies that in some cases have very long histories. However, not all plants are operated until their authorized deposits have been exhausted, which means that in this case there is the problem of what to do with the partially exploited ­limestone quarries. One such example is the former quarry of the Bosenburg cement plant. ­Bücker-Flürenbrock, the family company cement plant in Bosenberg (Fig. 1), operated for over 75 years in Ahlen-Vorhelm (Fig. 2). In 2007, two years after the sale...

Related articles:

Issue 2010-05

First blast

On 23.03.2010, Ohorongo Cement conducted its first blast in the Sargberg quarry (Fig.). Erastus Shilongo, blasting supervisor at Ohorongo Cement, ignited the 2150 kg water gel explosives distributed...


HeidelbergCement to sell White Cement plant in Egypt

HeidelbergCement has announced that its subsidiary Helwan Cement has entered into an agreement with Emaar Industries to sell its White Cement plant in Minya/Egypt. The deal is valued at an EV/EBITDA...

Issue 2011-09

New plant in Greater Moscow

In July 2011, HeidelbergCement officially opened its newly built cement plant TulaCement in the presence of a large number of guests. The plant, which is located approximately 150 km south of Moscow...


HeidelbergCement strengthens cement footprint in North America

HeidelbergCement has announced that its North American subsidiary, Lehigh Hanson, Inc., has entered into an agreement with Giant Cement, a subsidiary of Elementia S.A.B. de C.V., to acquire its...

Issue 2013-04

Cement capacity in Tanzania expanded

In Tanzania, HeidelbergCement is constructing a new cement mill with an annual capacity of 700?000 tonnes at its Wazo Hill plant, some 25 km north-west of the coastal metropolis of Dar es Salaam. The...