19 Aug 2011

Holcim delays decision on South Island plant

5:18 pm on 19 August 2011

International cement company Holcim has delayed a decision on a new national factory near Oamaru until at least the end of the year.

The $400 million plant to be built at Weston in the South Island would become the company's national production facility and create about 120 permanent jobs in the area.

Oamaru leaders have been expecting a final decision this week at Holcim's international board meeting in Switzerland.

Holcim New Zealand says the meeting did review the project, but did not make any final decisions.