Cemex UK has announced improved productivity at all three of its cement plants which together achieved world-class efficiency levels of 95.4% in the period January to June 2007. This has resulted in an increase in production of 13 per cent compared to the same period last year.
The current world class production performance is being complemented by significant environmental improvements including the use of alternative fuels, which have been increased by 75% over the last two years. There have also been award-winning health and safety performance at all three plants, this year recognised by gold medal awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).
In the longer term, Cemex is working to ensure increased availability of blended cements. Work has already started on a UK£27m new grinding plant at Tilbury in Essex. The development will increase Cemex’s UK cement capacity by one third from 2008 further contributing to supply continuity.