Located in the river port of Chalon-sur-Saône (Saône et Loire) and with direct rail access, the site of Ciments de la Saône et du Rhône (Cimsaro) will supply the markets of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Nord, Burgundy-Franche -Comté and French-speaking Switzerland.
Authorizations for this site, construction and ICPE permits, have been granted for an annual capacity of 240,000 metric tons.
For this site, and in partnership with local authorities and local actors, special attention has been given to the preservation of the biodiversity (notably the emblematic species the Natterjack toad) and to compensating a part of the terrain corresponding to a wetlands area.
To this end a protected area for biodiversity has been created within the Aproport, in consultation with the local chamber of commerce the CCI and the French waterways authorities, the Voies Navigables de France and the EPTB Saône Doubs.
Ultimately, the site will employ 32 direct jobs and will generate just as many indirect jobs.