For those of you who are not malacolotists, it’s the cockles breeding season in the Thames estuary. This annual event in the cockles life has put a temporary halt to dredging an area in the Dagenham docks and the start of a new CEMEX aggregate processing plant.
With an investment of £3.5million in the site, the new plant has a capacity of 0.5 million tonnes and will process dredged aggregates brought to the site by CEMEX Marine for the growing South East construction market. Much of the tonnage will be transported by barge along the river Thames to customers right in the heart of the city, using an efficient and environmentally-friendly mode of transport.
The processing plant is a TEREX Aggresand and after being bought by CEMEX was on display at the recent Hillhead show in Derbyshire. It is hoped that the new site will be up and running by October this year.
Previously the site was a materials handling site for imported limestone and ash.
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