A vital campaign

With electricity prices continuing to spiral, we have mounted a campaign to find ways of containing a cost that could otherwise make a plant like South Ferriby unprofitable.

 

 

 

Energy challenge

Imagine opening an electricity bill for £4.5 million. That’s how much the cement plant has to pay each year for the power it consumes.

The cost has doubled over the past six years. With prices continuing to spiral, the company has mounted a campaign to find ways of containing a cost that could otherwise make a plant like South Ferriby unprofitable.

“Electricity is now our single biggest operating cost,” says Plant Director Philip Baynes-Clarke. “The amount we are paying is eye-watering by any standard and we are taking positive steps to get it down. These include the installation of LED lighting and rationalising existing lighting systems, repairing any compressed air leaks, and optimising further the kiln and milling operations on-site.

“But we can also make a big difference by changing human behaviour and by switching off anything that is not really needed. This is an on-going programme which is only in its relative infancy. We are starting to see benefits and expected continual improvements going forward.”

 


Contact Information

To make a comment or for further information please contact Mark Kelly at planninggb@cemex.com.