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First site visit of 2018: Tunstead Quarry, Buxton

MHEA members are invited to an exclusive visit of Tarmac’s Tunstead Quarry on Wednesday 9 May, with a guided tour by Quarry Manager Phillip Shimmell. Visits are organised to provide unique access to member sites to give fresh insight about the requirements of a particular sector.  Tunstead Quarry is one of the largest in the UK, extracting approximately six million tonnes of limestone each year.  It is the largest supplier of lime and lime-based products and also produces aggregates as…

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Member site visit to Glensanda Quarry, 10 May 2017

Places for our first site visit in 2017 were in much demand and on 10th May 21 MHEA members arrived at Glensanda Quarry in Oban, Scotland, courtesy of Aggregates Industries. It is the largest granite quarry in Europe, only accessible by boat - everything used at the site has to be transferred by barge as there is no road access. This trip was hosted by David Lamb, Assistant Quarry Operations Manager, Simon Turk, Logistics Director and Ian Henry the Harbourmaster/Ship…

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Member site visit to Bristol Port, 18 May 2016

Twenty MHEA members took advantage of the opportunity to take part in a site visit to Bristol Port on 18th May, which comprised a tour of both the Avonmouth Dock and Royal Portbury Dock. After an overnight stay nearby for those who wished, the group met at 10.30am and enjoyed an informative minibus tour of both sites. We were accompanied by Martin Downey CEng, Director, who ably and thoroughly answered all members’ questions. The Royal Portbury Dock tour encompassed the forest…

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Cliffe Hill Quarry visit

MHEA are pleased to announce an MHEA site visit to Cliffe Hill Quarry, the largest quarrying and asphalt operation within MQP. It is a working quarry with 2 asphalt plants on site and a rail link. Whilst there have been quarrying operations since the 19th Century at Old Cliffe Hill Quarry, Markfield, it was in the late 1980’s that the construction and commencement of operations at New Cliffe Hill Quarry began. Today Old and New Cliffe are linked by a…

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