CEMEX has announced that a second kiln in its South Ferriby plant in North Lincolnshire will commence production in November 2018.
This move will mark the return to full production at the plant, with both kilns becoming operational. The investment in the kiln is also said to highlight 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 an all new electrical infrastructure, control system and instrumentation.
The plant will continue to use alternative fuels to ensure the on-going sustainability of the manufacturing process and was the first kiln in CEMEX globally, to achieve 100% alternative fuel usage in 2011.
Its sister kiln is currently in operation, with the same production capacity, and together the plant has the capacity to produce over 700,000 tonnes of cement per year.
CEMEX’s UK cement production is at three locations with its largest production 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.