UK: Thamesport Cement, a subsidiary of France’s Cem’In’Eu, has applied for planning permission to build a grinding plant at the London Thamesport seaport on the Isle of Grain in Kent. The unit is expected to cost around Euro21m.
It is proposed that all the mineral raw materials will be imported by sea and the finished cement will then be transported by road either in bulk or in bags. Around 0.48Mt/yr of raw materials will be imported to the site, comprising 24,000t/yr of gypsum, 72,000t/yr of limestone and 384,000t/yr of clinker. Ships will be unloaded using cranes at the wharf. The plant will have six silos with a capacity of 500t for finished products. It is expected to create 35 full time jobs.