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Tarmac plans Dunbar upgrade

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Tarmac’s Dunbar cement plant in Scotland has put plans to modernise the plant to the local council’s planning department. Plans were lodged with the council earlier in the summer, according to local newspaper, the East Lothian Courier.

The proposals would see the plant construct a new cement grinding station, as well as storage silo and new rail loading facility.

“These plans will help us take the Dunbar cement operations onto another level in terms of efficiency and the use of the rail network across Scotland and England,” Plant Manager, Oliver Curtin, told the East Lothian Courier.

Scotland’s only cement plant, Dunbar employs over 140 people and contributes £8 million to the local economy each year, according to the plant’s website.

According to Tarmac, “planning permission would enable the company to incorporate the latest technology to deliver several benefits, including an increase in the proportion of cement it exports from the site by rail; a reduction in energy use; and the ability to produce a finer cement which will be used in a higher strength concrete for large-scale infrastructure projects.”

Tarmac is part of CRH, an Ireland-based building materials company and leading global cement producer with operations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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