Cemex invests GBP1m in new concrete plant

Cemex invests GBP1m in new concrete plant
Published: 16 June 2015

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Cemex has invested GBP1m in a new concrete plant at its existing site in Leeds, UK.

Cemex demolished the old plant in January 2015 after 63 years of operations. The new plant can batch 6m3 in around four minutes, or approximately 90m3 an hour.

“The new plant has a simple and logical layout, and is well engineered,” said regional director Craig Williamson. “So for example, there is overhead storage for 500t of aggregates enabling it to go directly from the storage into the mixing area. We also have large silos for storing the cement so the tanker can make one delivery at night, an environmental saving on transport.”

The new £1m plant has six aggregate bins each holding 90t. There are two 100t cement silos and a 55t silo. It is fed by aggregates from Dove Holes quarry in Derbyshire, which is transported by rail to Leeds. (Source: The Construction Index)