Cemex UK’s new ready-mixed concrete batching plant at Moreton Valence
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Hardwicke Primary School children enjoying a lesson in making concrete at the new Cemex UK plant in Moreton Valance
Cemex UK has invested in a new £700,000 (€834,000) ready-mixed concrete batching plant at Moreton Valence in county Gloucestershire, England. The state-of-the-art plant replaces the existing plant in Gloucester, just over eight miles away.
The Imer Oru Oneday batching plant is a fully wet batch plant which is skip-fed as opposed to by conveyor and allows collection using a flat-bed vehicle. The design of the plant opens up the market for call and collect customers, as well as delivery to site by a Cemex IHC (Independent Haulier Contractor).
The Gloucester plant has been closed after 60 years and production of 1.4 million m³, enough concrete to fill 560 Olympic sized swimming pools. The concrete produced has been used in key local construction projects like Berkeley power station, Sharpness Docks, Gloucester Quay’s Shopping Centre and Hartpury Sports College.
Marcus Rappensberger, Director Readymix Southern, said: “The new plant represents significant investment in the local market, not only with the plant itself but the land and preparation of the site. As well as providing quality assured concrete, we have guaranteed production with a new plant, essential when supplying our customers on construction projects.
“The move to Moreton Valence takes the plant out of the city centre with all the inherent traffic problems which can result in delays and possible annoyance for the local community. The site is in an industrial area which used to be a RAF facility and is outside the residential area of the village. We look forward to welcoming new and existing customers.”
The new plant was officially opened on Thursday 14 July 2016 by local manager Rob Sims after five months site preparation and commissioning of the plant. At the official opening were customers, local councillors, representatives from the local community and school children from Hardwicke Primary School.