CEMEX Surfacing has started supplying asphalt worth approx £7million per annum, on behalf of Amey to the Birmingham Private Finance Initiative contract.
Over 30,000 tonnes of asphalt are required this year and between 3 and 4 times this amount per annum going forward. The investment will be in road repairs over a network of 1,500 miles of highways plus maintenance of footways and bridges.
The Core Investment Period will run for the next 5 years and involve bringing the network up to a threshold level. The Birmingham PFI contract is worth £2.7 billion over 25 years.
The asphalt is being produced at CEMEX's Washwood Heath coating plant in Birmingham and delivered to PFI sites generally within six miles of the plant, ensuring a low transport carbon footprint.
Notes to Editors:
- CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high-quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries throughout the world
- In the UK, as well as ready mixed concrete, cement and aggregates, CEMEX also produces asphalt, and has a significant share of the roof tile, rail sleepers, concrete-block paving, and concrete-block segments. CEMEX has a national supply network in the UK to ensure that quality building materials are available to customers locally. For more information, see www.cemex.co.uk or www.CEMEX.com