UK: Flood-hit Ferriby works on target to resume production by end-Feb

UK: Flood-hit Ferriby works on target to resume production by end-Feb
Published: 21 February 2014

Tagged Under: Cemex South Ferriby UK 

Cemex is on target to resume production at its flood-hit South Ferriby works by the end of this month, however, challenges remain to meet the start-up schedule.

Production at the 0.75Mta cement works has been out of action since 5 December 2013 after the river Humber burst its banks. The Cemex factory stands across the road from the river and was swamped by millions of litres of water. 

The most serious damage was caused to the site's electrical network. Cemex has since been committed to getting the 0.75Mta plant up and running again as soon as possible with the aim of restarting production at the end of this month.

Earlier this week the company spokesman told the Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph that "excellent" progress is being made. "We are targeting the end of the month for a resumption but the work required to do so remains challenging,” the spokesperson added.

In the meantime, the company has been able to ensure a continued supply to all its customers since the flooding took place from other UK sources.

Since the flood, Cemex has donated £30,000 to the village appeal fund and its workforce has been on the frontline of helping the owners of the 120 damaged homes mop up, the local newspaper added.