At the end of February, Ecocem Ireland opened a new bagging facility at Dublin Port for its eco-friendly cement. The new plant will generate 61 jobs, as well as helping Ireland to enhance its green potential and reach its target of reducing carbon emissions by 20% by 2020. The company also announced a 3-year €19 million investment programme, with €5 million already invested in machinery and infrastructure. The programme will aid the development of export markets in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and the UK.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony on 27 February, Brian Hayes, TD, Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works (OPW), said, “I am delighted to be here today to share this good new story: the creation of 25 direct jobs and an estimated 36 indirect jobs in this new Ecocem cement bagging plant. Ecocem are one of Ireland’s success stories, being a wholly owned subsidiary of the Irish company Ecocem Materials founded in 2000 by Donal O’Riain. The company manufactures environmentally friendly cement, which facilitates sustainable design and construction, and is central to the Government’s Green Public Procurement Policy for Construction, currently being developed by my office, the OPW. In the current economic climate, it is heartening to see Ecocem make an investment of €5 million, with a further €14 million planned over the next 3 years.”
Edited from various sources by Louise Fordham.
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