With its recent expansion of a 70,000t dome, Beton Provincial’s terminal in Québec, Canada, has become the largest single-user cement terminal in the world. Thanks to its 180,000t of storage capacity it receives cement from two suppliers in the Mediterranean in Supramax vessels, a third domestic supply by self-discharging cement carriers, as well as GGBS and fly ash. The terminal’s size and capabilities make it an exceptional facility. Beton Provincial is the largest ready-mix and precast concrete producer in east Canada. It has more than 85 ready-mix plants, five precast product plants, 500 truck mixers and its own quarries. The family-owned company dates back to 1960.
By Ad Ligthart and Marcia Ligthart, Cement Distribution Consultants, The Netherlands. (source: cemnet.com)