CEMEX’s second South Ferriby kiln back in action
Published by Lucy Stewardson,
The second kiln at CEMEX’s South Ferriby plant, in North Lincolnshire, will begin production in November 2018. This move marks the plant’s return to full production, as both kilns will once again be fully operational.
First installed in 1973, the kiln has the capacity to produce 1000 tpd. Since its installation, CEMEX has made significant investments to ensure compliance with environmental legislation and modernisation. In recent years, these investments have included developments in new electrical infrastructure, control systems, and instrumentation.
The South Ferriby plant is working to assure the on-going sustainability of the cement manufacturing process, continuing to use alternative fuels for production. Notably, in 2011 the now reactivated kiln was the first in CEMEX’s global business to achieve 100% fuel usage. Its sister kiln holds the same production capacity and is also in current operation. In total, the plant has the capacity to produce more than 700 000 tpy of cement.
CEMEX’s investment in the kiln highlights its confidence in the UK building materials market and the potential for a long term future.
CEMEX has three cement plants in the UK, the largest production of which comes from its plant in Rugby, Warwickshire, commissioned in 2000. Its import terminal and grinding mill is located in Tilbury in the south and is complemented by the South Ferriby plant in the north of England.
CEMEX is a global manufacturer of building materials and the biggest Mexican investor in the UK.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/europe-cis/03102018/cemexs-second-south-ferriby-kiln-back-in-action/
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