The CEMEX grinding and blending cement plant at Tilbury has produced its millionth tonne of cement and has also achieved an increase of 26% in production, while decreasing its consumption of energy by 28% since it was opened in 2009.
The million tonnes of cement will make approximately 300,000 cu metres concrete for use in construction projects.
In 2009, Tilbury was the first vertical cement mill in the country. In comparison to traditional horizontal cement mills it uses 20 – 40% less energy. The opening of the mill also represented a step-change in the industry by producing blended cements in purpose-built, factory-controlled conditions.
Production of cement is energy intensive and the company continues to look at innovative ways of saving energy. In recent years this has included burning of alternative fuels such as tyres and Climafuel during production, partial substitution of cement with by-products of other industries such as slag and fly ash and measures to minimize wastage through an Electricity Reduction project.
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- Helping to build a Greater Britain
– CEMEX’s vision is to help build a greater Britain by providing
solutions to construction problems through our innovative building
materials, our expertise, our understanding of the construction issues
and our people. We aim to create the best service and the best
solutions for a better future.
- CEMEX is a
global building solutions company and leading supplier of cement,
ready-mixed concrete and aggregates. In the UK, CEMEX also produces
asphalt, and has a significant share of the concrete- paving and block
sectors. Additionally, the company is the leading supplier of concrete
sleepers to the rail industry and a supplier of PFA cement additives.
CEMEX has a national supply network in the UK with over 360 locations,
to ensure that quality building materials are available to customers
locally. For more information, see www.CEMEX.co.uk, www.CEMEX.com