Newport Terminal Un-Mothballed!

Cement Logistics have been busily re-commissioning their Newport (South Wales) import terminal in readiness to receive imported GGBFS for supply to our internal CEMEX Readymix business.

Terminals Operations Manager, Sean Page, has worked tirelessly to ensure that the entire Plant was operationally ready to receive and outload.

With a primary focus on Safety, Risk Assessments and SSOWs were updated and key plant equipment was replaced with modern and reliable technology. All this on a very tight timescale to ensure the Plant was ready to receive the first shipment of 6000 tonnes which arrived on the evening of Weds 18th May 2016.

Once all connections were made the discharge by pneumatics from the vessel began without interruption. First deliveries started at the end of May.

Dave Dulson (UK Cement Logistics & Terminals Manager) commented: “It’s a huge credit to the effort the Team has put in over recent weeks and the knowledge and skills of Sean. The site and silos have been unused for many years and the gap we had to close over a relatively short period of time should not be under estimated. It’s great to see one of our mothballed assets now back operating safely and serving our internal customers with a key raw material in manufacturing concrete.”