The environmental awareness is not just an expression, but a state of mind!
Mining and environmental awareness are not controversial to us. Having as a main goal to leave a healthy flora and fauna for the generations to come, the F.H.L. I. KIRIAKIDIS GROUP is taking over its responsibilities, in order to restore the mountainsides on which we are quarrying by filling them up with soil and reforestation e.g. and also to find new ways to save energy by investing into innovative methods and machinery equipment.
Surely the environmental friendliest step was to introduce tunnel excavation into the group owned quarries in 2013. These tunnels are created in a static way into the mountain from outside to the inside in a U-form, this way no extra support is needed within the tunnel. With this new to the greek quarries method, two aims are reached: 1) The optical pollution of the environment is avoided, the flora and fauna is protected, by minimizing the opening of the mountain, minimizing simultaneously the usage of water, as well as the usage of explosives, lubricants and heavy machinery equipment and without creating any wastage. 2) The capacities are ejected to new levels ensuring simultaneously a much longer excavation period and keeping also the all-around-the-year workflow up. The block outcome is protected from rainfalls, maintaining simultaneously its spotless characteristics. Furthermore it ensures a high speed and quality selectively excavation, lifting this way the average quality of the whole quarry.