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Northern Ireland quarry firm in major new Dutch order

By Staff Reporter

A Northern Ireland firm is to supply 55,000 tonnes of stone for a road in Holland.

Quarrying firm Conexpo's latest deal follows a 200,000-tonne order for the new A15 extension to the Port of Rotterdam - Europe's busiest motorway. Conexpo sources one million tonnes of gritstone every year from its Co Down quarries.

The stone is processed and exported from its £5m quayside plant on a site in Belfast Harbour Estate.

Conexpo, which is owned by the McCluskey family, was founded 25 years ago. It also has a hub at Avonmouth Docks in Bristol.

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