THE CEMENT plant on the outskirts of Rugby is set to reduce its carbon emissions.
Cemex has announced plans to invest in its Rugby plant – home to the largest cement kiln in the country – which it says will result in a reduction of CO2 per tonne of cement produced.
The investment would allow the site to make use of materials in the final milling stage that improve the sustainability of the cement product, as well as enhance the milling capacity and other improvements to the site’s manufacturing capabilities.
A Cemex spokesperson said: “These changes are a further step in Cemex’s journey towards operating as a net zero business globally by 2050.
“This sizeable development will ensure the plant plays its part to reduce emissions across the West Midlands, while demonstrating the business’s commitment to the region.
“This project establishes Cemex’s long-term confidence in the region and represents a considerable investment in the local, regional and national economy and the ability of the construction industry to support continued economic growth.”
Phil Baynes-Clarke, Director of Cement Operations for Cemex UK, said: “Cemex is a major employer and investor across the West Midlands, and we are proud to be based here. Our Rugby Cement Plant is home to the largest cement kiln in the country, and this planned investment will benefit our customers, the region and the wider environment.
“Climate change is a major issue for us all and this project represents a further step on the continued journey to reduce CO2 in every tonne of cement we produce.”
Last year, Cemex signed up to the West Midlands Net Zero Business Pledge, becoming one of the largest organisations to have done this so far.
Visit www.cemex.co.uk for more information on plans for the project, which Cemex intends to submit in June.