CEMEX UK’s new ready-mixed plant replaces the aged Eversley ready-mixed concrete plant, which has faithfully served the local market for many years, but now closes as the site nears completion.
The new, modern, upgraded plant is a LIEBHERR 2.25 mobile mix plant and increases the output capacity to serve both large contracts and the local market. The inclusion of a central mixer also enables special products, such as traditional sand cement screed, and flowing screeds like Supaflo, to be produced, increasing the product range available.
As the plant is sited directly in the quarry, materials will no longer have to be transported from Bramshill to Eversley by truck, decreasing the number of trucks on local roads and offering substantial eco advantages. With only cement now needing to be brought in, it is believed that this will equate to 10 lorries/day less on the road.
The plant will have a storage capacity of 300 t of cement, and 240 t of aggregates. CEMEX will now be able to increase production from 24 m3/hour at the existing Eversley plant, to 80 m3/hour. Using a wet batch plant will also ensure a better quality and strength of mix.
“This is a long-term investment by CEMEX into the Bramshill Quarry, which will generate considerable benefits for our customers and the environment for years to come,” said Peter Hawker, Operations Manager at CEMEX. “The plant is very modern and ensures we can meet increasing demand, getting the customer the product they need on time, while also offering a greater range of mixes.”
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