Company completes a number of infrastructure improvements at newly acquired limestone quarry
QUINN Industrial Holdings, who recently completed the acquisition of a substantial limestone deposit at Fivemiletown, in Co. Tyrone, from Acheson and Glover, say they have now completed a number of infrastructure improvements at the site.
The purchase of Crievehill Quarry was completed in late 2018 following a year during which Quinn successfully used limestone from the site in the production of cement.
According to Quinn Cement, the chemical composition of the limestone at Crievehill proved very suitable for cement production when blended with materials from Quinn’s existing quarries.
In the months since the acquisition was completed, Quinn have invested in the site’s infrastructure, including the addition of a new automated weighbridge and wheel wash system. A new access route has also been opened along with improved security and health and safety measures.
Quinn’s chief executive officer, Liam McCaffrey, said: ‘This is a very positive development for the business and builds on the investment undertaken over the past number of years to support ongoing growth while further enhancing the company’s raw material reserves for more than a generation.’
The installation of the new weighbridge system at Crievehill was completed by Precia-Molen in June this year and consists of a VS310CS surface-mounted weighbridge complete with driver-operated control systems.
The system has been engineered to operate in harsh environments and has been fully integrated with Quinn’s existing systems across multiple sites to ensure efficient management and reporting using sophisticated software with seamless interfaces.