Top award for Gall­stown quarry

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

KIL­SARAN In­ter­na­tional have been awarded the top prize as Na­tional Win­ner at the Ir­ish Con­crete Fed­er­a­tion Sus­tain­able Quarry Awards for their Gall­stown Quarry.

The com­pany were dou­ble win­ners at the event.

The Gall­stown quarry was given the ci­ta­tion ‘Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment in Com­pre­hen­sive En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment of a Large In­te­grated Ex­trac­tive Op­er­a­tion’.

Their quarry at Bal­li­nascor­ney in South County Dublin, mean­while, won the ‘Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment in Over­all Quarry Sus­tain­abil­ity’ at the cer­e­mony.

Speak­ing af­ter the event Kil­saran’s Op­er­a­tions Di­rec­tor, Derry McKe­own, said: ‘ We’re de­lighted to be recog­nised by our In­dus­try with these Na­tional Awards. The quar­ry­ing sec­tor, through the work of Ir­ish Con­crete Fed­er­a­tion is now more than ever aware of its re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to the en­vi­ron­ment and the sus­tain­able use of nat­u­ral re­sources.

Gall­stown Quarry, which is owned and op­er­ated by Kil­saran, is lo­cated 6 miles north of Drogheda.

This large mod­ern quarry pro­duces a wide range of ag­gre­gates, con­crete prod­ucts, as­phalt and maca­dam, hard­core and fill ma­te­ri­als.

A pi­o­neer­ing ap­proach to pro­duc­tion helps max­imise the full po­ten­tial of the rock be­ing quar­ried at Gall­stown in line with the prin­ci­pals of sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment.

At Gall­stown the win­ner uses quarry dust and lower qual­ity screen­ings to pro­duce high value man­u­fac­tured sand by us­ing spe­cialised crush­ing, wash­ing and screen­ing tech­nol­ogy.

In the past these ma­te­ri­als were low value bi-prod­ucts of quar­ry­ing. The new prod­uct is now used on-site in the man­u­fac­ture of high qual­ity readymixed con­crete and blocks.

As with all of Kil­saran’s quar­ries Gall­stown op­er­ates un­der a com­pre­hen­sive en­vi­ron­men­tal man­age­ment sys­tem where as­pects such as en­ergy use, emis­sions and use of nat­u­ral re­sources are mon­i­tored and man­aged in a sus­tain­able way.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Kil­saran, please fol­low Kil­saran on so­cial me­dia, www.twit­ter.com/Kil­saran, www.face­book.com/kil­saran.home/ and check out the web­site, http://www.kil­saran.ie/

The win­ning Gall­stown crew

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