New ready-mixed concrete plant opens in Jersey
SigmaRoc’s Channel Islands business Ronez hosts official opening of new ready-mixed concrete plant
AS announced in the February edition of Quarry Management magazine, Ronez hosted an inauguration event for their brand-new ready-mixed concrete production facility on the island of Jersey, on Wednesday 13 February.
The event, attended by customers, the board of Ronez parent group SigmaRoc plc, and a number of shareholders in the business, celebrated this latest significant milestone in the development of Ronez.
The new plant, a bespoke design incorporating state-of-the-art technology, is conveniently located near the main entrance of Ronez’s quarry near St John, eliminating the need for collect customers to descend into the quarry and ensuring much-reduced turnaround times and improved efficiency for delivery clients.
With six direct-feed aggregate bays, a high-capacity Teka planetary mixer, plant control systems from Command Alkon and the ability to load two vehicles side by side, the new plant will be able to achieve outputs of up to 80 cubic metres per hour.
According to Ronez, there is an encouraging pipeline of major construction projects in Jersey, including the ongoing supply of materials for the construction of the new Les Quennevais School and proposed redevelopments of the island’s general hospital and airport.
Mike Osborne, managing director of Ronez, said: ‘The new plant, which incorporates the latest technology for our industry, will significantly increase our production capacity ensuring that the construction community in Jersey gets a first-class service for years to come.’
SigmaRoc’s chief executive officer, Max Vermorken, added: ‘We have built this plant in a far more convenient location, replacing the existing facility in the quarry. All our customers will benefit from the productivity improvement that will come from the time saved by not having to descend into the quarry, as well as from the much-improved rate of production from the new plant.’