Rugeley Plant Upgrade
Having built this first blending plant in 2021 Cemblend have recently completed a full overhaul of the plant, adding a further 500t of material storage across 2 new silos. Matt Cunningham, Cemblend Director, says ‘when we first built the plant we worked closely with Danfords to ensure it had the flexibility to grow as the business did. Not only has the storage capacity increased but the outloading system has been significantly overhauled as well. A new weighbridge has been installed along with upgrading outloading bellows. Combined with a new automatic control system this makes the full blending, loading and weighing process a seamless operation.
‘One of the biggest advantages of the upgraded plant is the efficiency it brings in terms of loading tankers as it allows us to do more loads per day’ explained Simon Boulter, Cemblend Director, ‘we are now better positioned to meet the needs of larger projects requiring hundreds of tonnes per day of deliveries’. There is also less lead time for switching between blend mixes as Cemblend can now stock 4 raw materials instead of 2. This also simplifies the process of mixing multiple products giving full flexibility to the stabilisation industry.