Holcim plans terminal at Timaru port
Holcim New Zealand has chosen the Port of Timaru to be the site of a 30,000 tonne import terminal.
A second terminal will be built at Waitemata in Auckland.
The new terminals will be operational within two to three years and complement the $5 million new silo capacity project which is nearing completion at Lyttleton.
Holcim NZ capital projects manager Ken Cowie said choosing the Port of Timaru provided effective access to the major market of Christchurch and to the rest of the South Island.
"Building an import terminal at Timaru is also consistent with the option of eventually building a new cement plant at Weston, near Oamaru, although this remains on hold for the foreseeable future," Mr Cowie said.
The projects represent the next stage of a $100m investment programme which allows Holcim to import and distribute bulk cement for supply to the New Zealand market.
- The Timaru Herald