Lafarge Tarmac’s Aberthaw plant is currently in its annual maintenance shutdown, during which time it will complete the £2 million investment project that has been underway since last year.
The plant, located in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, is over 100 years old. Included in the upgrade project is a new packaging plant for plastic packaging.
Lafarge Tarmac Aberthaw Plant Manager, Chris Bradbury, said, “Our investment plans are helping increase our production potential and ensure we are competitively placed in the market.”
“We have a long heritage in the Vale of Glamorgan and this new investment is a demonstration by Lafarge Tarmac that we are committed to continuing to contribute to the local economy and being an important local employer for many years to come,” he added.
Planned work includes replacing the old hot gas ducting that runs at high level across the works and can be seen when approaching the site from St Athan, with new ducting that will be a great visual enhancement to the locality.
Lafarge Tarmac is committed to being a sustainable business and is on target to achieve greater than 30% fuel substitution with alternative sources, such as tyres and municipal waste.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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