UK: Cemex is planning to restart commercial production on the second kiln at its South Ferriby cement plant in November 2018. The company says that this investment highlights its confidence in the long-term potential of the UK building materials market.
The kiln has a capacity of 1000t/day and was originally installed in 1973. Since then the cement producer has conducted upgrade work on the production line to comply with environmental legislation and to install new electrical infrastructure, a control system and instrumentation. The second kiln was previously the first Cemex line in the world to achieve a 100% alternative fuel substitution rate in 2011. Once fully operational both kilns at the plant will give it a production capacity of 0.7Mt/yr.