The investment in the kiln highlights the company’s confidence in the long term potential of the UK building materials market.
The kiln has a capacity of 1,000 tpd (tonne per day) and was installed in 1973. Over the years there has been significant investment to ensure compliance with environmental legislation and modernisation. Most recently this has included all new electrical infrastructure, control system and instrumentation.
The plant continues to use alternative fuels to assure the on-going sustainability of the manufacturing process and it was this kiln that was the first in CEMEX globally to achieve 100% alternative fuel usage in 2011. Its sister kiln is currently in operation and has the same production capacity. Together the plant has a capacity to produce over 700,000 tonnes of cement per year.
CEMEX’s UK cement production is at three locations - its largest production is at the Rugby plant in Warwickshire which was commissioned in 2000. This is complemented by an import terminal and grinding mill at Tilbury, close to the South east market with South Ferriby cement transported to the North of the country.
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