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Cemex lands ‘biggest ever’ contract

A supplier of building products in Northern Ireland has won a flooring contract worth £500,000 at a new school in Co Antrim.

Cemex is supplying a flowing screed product for Our Lady and St Patrick’s School in Belfast, which is being built by O’Hare and McGovern.

The product is made using a waste product from Cemex partner Lafarge, which is then blended with sand.

Paul Connolly, Cemex regional director, said the contract was their biggest ever and that it had helped secure the jobs of the company’s 150-strong workforce in Northern Ireland.

“It’s a cutting edge product and a major step forward in the green agenda,” he said.

“Cemex Supaflo is one of the newest and most innovative products we have in our portfolio at Cemex. With building contract time-frames becoming shorter and increasingly tight on budget we have reacted to the latest requirements of the building and construction industry and delivered a product which not only dries quicker, weighs less but has excellent thermal conductivity, which means that it is suitable for buildings that need underfloor heating systems.”

He said Supaflo was protein-free so that it could not harbour harmful bacteria, making it a useful product for hospitals, nursing homes and education establishments.

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Cemex has secured further contracts for Supaflo, including a deal with the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.